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:
My latest statement on the Senate health care bill & planned vote to repeal Obamacare: pic.twitter.com/yAVIxgptCu— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) July 18, 2017
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:The new Senate strategy of #RepealAndDelay will be scored w/ 10 million more in coverage losses than other bills - https://t.co/090lbBeRMQ pic.twitter.com/M13EtWL9k3— Marc Goldwein (@MarcGoldwein) July 18, 2017
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):
That's it. Trumpcare is dead.— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) July 18, 2017
Nothing matters? Bullshit.
The calls, the rallies, the town halls: it all mattered.
Now we keep fighting. https://t.co/IYquaQyQCR
Takes a helluvalot to back off a 7-year promise. But nothing scares lawmakers like sustained, passionate activism from their constituents.— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 18, 2017
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.