Healthcare Update: The Worst Possibility Yet

Last night, after Republican Senators Jerry Moran of Kansas and Mike Lee of Utah rebelled and announced they would not vote for the latest version of the Senate healthcare bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement saying he would pursue the worst possible avenue: Voting only on repealing the Affordable Care Act with no immediate replacement plan.
Regrettably, is it now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful.

So, in the coming days, the Senate will vote to take up the House bill with the first amendment in order being what a majority of the Senate has already supported in 2015 and that was vetoed by then-President Obama: a repeal of Obamacare with a two-year delay to provide for a stable transition period to a patient-centered health care system that gives Americans access to quality, affordable care.
This is not good news. At TPM, Tierney Sneed reports: "The 2015 legislation would repeal many of Obamacare's taxes immediately, while repealing its Medicaid expansion and its tax credits for insurance after two years. It would leave in place Affordable Care Act market reforms, and the Congressional Budget Office estimated that it would lead to 32 million more uninsured by 2026 — even more than the 22 million fewer people with insurance that the CBO estimated would be the result of the Better Care Reconciliation Act."

The Senate leader of the Republican Party is willing to risk 32 million people losing their insurance just to get a win.

If this doesn't definitively prove that the entire point of this ghoulish endeavor has been to scorch Obamacare from the face of the earth, in vicious retribution for President Obama having managed to pass such significant legislation in spite of Republican obstructionism, I don't know what possibly could.

Start calling your senators now and let their office know in no uncertain terms that you stridently object to any vote to repeal Obamacare.

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