To hear the TV pundits (who really don’t know any more than you or I do…they just spend more on their suits) tell it, the Trump presidency is totally in chaos, the fate of the country is in doubt, and there may never be a recovery to get out of the Obamacare mess that we are in. Of course, these are the same people that said Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide. You have to take these things with a grain of salt. But it does bear the question:
So, Obamacare wasn’t “repealed and replaced”, the campaign promise wasn’t fulfilled, and hundreds of millions of Americans are going to pay $2,500 a year more than they should for healthcare so that two million poor folks that couldn’t get healthcare, and in most cases, didn’t need or want healthcare, are going to have to sign up for it. What now?
The absolute worst thing the Republicans in the House could do is to call it quits on healthcare and stop the repeal process. See, somewhere along the way, the “repeal Obamacare” became “repeal and replace Obamacare”. That was the problem. Had the government repealed Obamacare, all would be right in the world this morning. Instead, they had to “replace” it. You don’t have to replace it with anything. When prohibition was repealed in December of 1933, was it replaced with anything? Nope. It died. And that’s what should have happened to Obamacare. Actually it IS what will happen to Obamacare later this year. Insurance companies are bailing on this thing faster than a leaky life boat on the Titanic.
The fact is Obamacare can’t sustain itself in its current form. It’s doomed to fail, but that was the plan all along. The only thing was, that the Democrats figured that there would be this overwhelming approval of it because who can resist entitlements? Certainly not the American people! The problem is the cost, and the amount of problems it created along the way. And when it failed, knowing the American people never saw an entitlement they didn’t want to keep, they’d press the government to do something about it. That something was going to be single-payer healthcare…better known to you and me as socialized medicine. But a problem occurred. Americans didn’t fall in love with Obamacare, and it has never caught on with most of America. So, the time has come to shoot the damn thing and put it out of its misery.
Yes, I know what that means Snowflakes! It means about 2 million Americans are going to once again be uninsured. And there are ways to fix that without involving the entire country. For the rest of us, let us go back to the system we had. It was working better than anything government could come up with. And it wasn’t broke for 99.5% of America. You know the old saying…if it ain’t broke…?
Get rid of Obamacare, and forget about the “replacing” part of it. That way America gets what it NEEDS, not what liberals want to feed us.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!