One of President Donald Trump’s top priorities in terms of his domestic agenda has been the repeal and replace of Obamacare — something Republicans have been campaigning on for the better part of seven years.
However, for the past few months, progress has been very slow on the repeal and replace efforts. House Republicans managed to pass a repeal and replace bill earlier this year, however Senate Republicans seem to have hit a snag — something even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has admitted, The Hill reported.
McConnell had hoped to have the vote on the Senate’s repeal and replace bill before the Independence Day holiday, but he had to scrap it at the last minute after a large number of Senate Republicans refused to even vote to start debate on the proposed legislation.
Now, McConnell is admitting that it looks like repeal and replace might not happen, and if that is the case, he will need to reach across the aisle to work with Democrats to stabilize the insurance markets.
“If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement then some kind of action with regard to private health insurance markets must occur,” McConnell stated.
That would be a pretty devastating blow to the repeal and replace efforts, and it might well end up being a blow to the Republican party if the GOP is unable to keep its promises to the American people.
These folks had almost eight years to come up with a real repeal and replace plan. Instead of a bunch of pathetic symbolic repeal votes, maybe they should have spent time actually working on some real legislation.
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