House GOP Passes POINTLESS Healthcare Repeal
Matt | On 20, Jan 2011
Yesterday was a sad day in the U.S. House of Representatives … but only for the Republicans really.
The GOP’s fight to get rid of “Obamacare,” as they like to call it, took an interesting turn yesterday. The newly Republican-controlled House voted 245-189 to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Act of 2010.
Oh yeah, and there were three Democratic SELLOUTS to add to the repeal votes. Reps. Mike Ross (D-Alaska), Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), and Dan Boren (D-Okla.) voted with the Republicans to take away YOUR new healthcare benefits. They sold out their constituents and the 50 million people who currently have no form of health insurance.
In case you forgot what the healthcare benefits are, here’s a refresher. They want to take away all of those benefits and start the whole healthcare legislative process over again.
Everybody and their mama keeps asking me what I think of the healthcare repeal. Here’s a few of my thoughts:
- The repeal passed yesterday means absolutely NOTHING! The reforms passed in March still stand. Yes, the House is GOP-controlled. But, the Senate and the White House are still controlled by Democrats. You need all three of those bodies on board for a successful repeal and it’s not happening.
- Once the American people get wind of what’s really going on with this repeal, the GOP is going to have their asses handed to them. If they start taking away benefits, please believe that more than a few people are going to be throwing side-eyes at Republicans.
- The GOP has YET to present a competent plan of action to counter the current healthcare law. Meanwhile, check your insurance statements, prices are still high as all hell and getting HIGHER! How are they going to explain that to the American people?
- The GOP also has yet to explain how adding 30+ million people to the healthcare system to bring down costs will hurt. At the current rate, it’s not fair that 50 million people don’t have insurance (and only pay for it a la carte, in some cases). The rest of the country that is covered is paying for the costs of serving the insured AND the uninsured. That’s why prices are so freaking high!
The healthcare fight is going to get interesting later in the year when it’s time to fund some of the provisions. By then, Republicans are going to try their damnedest to DEFUND the bill as it stands. Again, that’s stupid politics on their part because they have no backup plan.
But, if failure is what they want … then that’s what they shall get!