Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Is The Republican Obamacare "Repeal And Delay" Effort Already DOA? (UPDATED)

It's looking like the "repeal and delay" gambit floated by civilization destroyer Donald "Rump" Trump and his chinless, cynical flunky Sen. Mitch "Missy" McConnell is attracting even less support from fellow Republicans than the odiferous Senate TrumpCare bill. One of the so- called "moderates" has already scurried away:

Here's why this "repeal and delay" idea is even more deadly (literally) than the now- dead Senate TrumpCare bill (BCRA) and the other sociopath Republican approaches:
Here's the root of that graphic:
In January, an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that repealing Obamacare without a replacement would result in 32 million people losing insurance by 2026, including 19 million who would lose Medicaid coverage. (our emphasis)
That's an even worse shit sandwich for the wavering so- called "moderates" like Sens. Collins, Murkowski, Heller, Portman, etc., to swallow.

For those of you who stood up (and will continue to), you'd better believe it mattered (h/t Balloon Juice):

UPDATE: It's not only merely dead. It's really most sincerely dead --
With their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in tatters, Senate leaders on Tuesday pushed to vote on a different measure that would repeal major parts of President Barack Obama’s health law without a replacement — but that plan appeared also to collapse. 
Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, all Republicans, immediately declared they could not vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement — enough to doom the effort before it could get any momentum.


Feline Mama said...

Is there ANYONE in this country that thinks the gop would repeal NOW & REPLACE later would happen, place your bets. You know once repeal was in, they'd have amnesia & laughing their disgusting, immoral heads off. M. FuckConnell & his ILK are NEVER, EVER to be trusted! NEVER! Oh & if I hear words like "what's best for the american people" vomit out of his nauseating mouth anymore, I will, I will,...... YES, I will!!!

W. Hackwhacker said...

FM - Fortunately for us, at least in this episode, the Repubs seem to be as incompetent as they are evil, McConnell most of all.