Repeal Obamacare Now, Replace In Two Years – Trump, McConnell Change Tactics

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Two more GOP Senators, Mike Lee (R-UT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS),  joined Rand Paul (R-KY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in opposing the Obamacare repeal and replace bill that was already on life support late Monday.  The loss of those two potential “yes” votes doomed the legislation.

With it evident that no compromise bill was going to make it out of the Senate, President Trump, tweeted, followed shortly after by a statement from Senate Majority Leader McConnell, a change in tactics.

McConnell called for a vote to repeal Obamacare without an immediate replacement. His statement read, “Regretfully, it’s now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful.”

He outlined the plan to proceed, stating, “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.”

It remains unclear whether or not Republicans have the fifty votes needed for a clean repeal. President Trump believes they do, tweeting out before the McConnell statement, “Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!

Prior to President Trump sending his tweet a White House official issued a statement saying “inaction is not an option. We look forward to Congress continuing to work toward a bill the President can sign to end the Obamacare nightmare and restore quality care at affordable prices.”

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15 Comments on Repeal Obamacare Now, Replace In Two Years – Trump, McConnell Change Tactics

  1. Kitty Corbett // July 19, 2017 at 2:23 am // Reply

    Write or call your state’s senators, urging them to join the few, the brave conservative senators who refuse to sign a bill that only replaces Obamacare. Ask them to REPEAL OBAMACARE NOW!

  2. Yet the important part is the REPEAL!! Get Obama totally out of any healthcare laws throughout the nation. Get his name totally out of anything to do with health care. American Ingenuity will take care of the rest. Insurance companies can rebuild their bases and rates will go down, Free Clinics can again appear on every other street corner. We didn’t have it so bad before, it was way better than Obamacare.

  3. Chuck Welsh // July 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm // Reply

    If the so called affordable health care act is so great why did congress delete themselves from it. The new one since the wont repeal it like they said they would should mandatory for all government employees. That includes all of congress and executive branch.

  4. Chuck Welsh // July 18, 2017 at 10:16 pm // Reply

    I am a Republican, conservative and veteran. I Served from 62 to 69. The Democrats were running the show back then. They took Social Security out of Social Security and put it in the General Fund. The war in that time could have been won on at least 2 occasions that I am aware of. That would have been at least one and probably more fewer communist countries we would have to worry about. A Republican set up a peace treaty and then left office under his own accord rather than disgrace the office more then it was. How many Dems do you think would do that. After he left office the Dems backed out of the agreement and the country fell to the Communists. The Democrats put in a Socialist health care plan that I believe to be unconstitutional. It was sent to the Supreme Court to make sure it was legal and a judge rewrote some of it to make it supposedly legal. However the supreme court is not allowed to write or rewrite legislation. So that makes it illegal. So why are the Republicans having such a hard time getting ride of that Socialist trash. There may be a very few but I don’t know anyone that served so that we could get socialist anything in this country. Most of the people I speak to that have read and or studied the Democrat party agree they are the party of destruction in this country. Personally I feel the republican party is gaining ground in the same direction. Agree or disagree this is just my opinion and a little history also.

    • Kelleigh Nelson // July 19, 2017 at 8:47 am // Reply

      Chuck, I lived through it and know that you are speaking exact truth. Yes, the Republican part has been going in the same direction since 1964 and Barry Goldwater’s loss. I’ve written about it many times. Have you ever read the story of Huey Long? Here’s what he said about Dems and Repubs:
      As Huey Long said so long ago, “The only difference between the Democratic Leadership and the Republican Leadership is that one of them was skinning from the ankle up, and the other from the ear down.”
      Thank you for your service Chuck, God bless you.

  5. Thomas Oakley // July 18, 2017 at 10:07 pm // Reply

    Lets see now…….they had 8 thats eight years to come up with one….but with the so called useless leadership it was not done. Now they want to repeal it but two years out. So the repeal can be undone at any time I would guess. And if they could not do their job in 8 years, what makes you think they can do it in two???? Sorry but the convention of states seems to be looking better every day.,

    • It’s the establishment elite (on both the phony “Right” and the Left) which is funding the massive push for an Article V convention. But it’s being marketed to appeal to “conservatives”. The elite want to get rid of our Constitution and they need an Article V convention to do that. Don’t be fooled.

      • Kelleigh Nelson // July 20, 2017 at 4:31 am // Reply

        A special thanks to a very brilliant and knowledgeable woman on the rotten push for an Article V convention and Convention of States (whose primary supporters do not know the Constitution or Art. V). She is so right. If we lose this God given Constitution which gives American citizens the rights, it will end up with the government granting us “privileges,” and those will not include the BILL OF RIGHTS. Besides that, where in Article V does it say that the states can open, convene or call a Convention and bypass Congress? It does not. Those pushing a Convention of States, i,e., Mark Meckler and others, are lying to people who do not read or understand our Constitution. We have been so blessed. Make them obey it, don’t change it! Do we change the 10 commandments because people won’t obey them? NO!

  6. Laurence Nelson // July 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm // Reply

    You know, all this Dem garbage that people will die without Obamacare is just that, garbage. American taxpayers need to be out from under this behemoth piece of legislation which not only is wealth redistribution, but big time unconstitutional legislation, despite what that fool Roberts says. Like one of the other judges said, “Now the government can actually force you to buy broccoli!”

    Remember, the insurance companies lobby the Congress criminals and they loved the mandate, don’t think they didn’t, and the funds that go in the coffers of these scumbags in Congress always make them choose AGAINST the American people they’re supposed to represent. What a crock of dung! It’s time to harass the hell out of them and get them to do what we want done! REPEAL THE DAMNED THING NOW! Put those without insurance who are screaming into Medicaid or Medicare temporarily…but REPEAL THIS ROTTEN LEGACY OF OBAMA’S!

  7. New poll; 99.8% of honorable USA citizens agree that 99.9% of the members of congress are idiots.

  8. Cold turkey is going to hurt a lot of poor people. Heard stories about their fears of losing obamacare because they’ve been able to see doctors for 5-6 years now and don’t have money to buy insurance or to pay the doctors out of their empty pockets. They have 2 kids at home – one was treated for pre-diabetes, received obamacare and is now healthy. The father had problems with his heart, treated through obamacare, and is now healthy again. Yeah, I know the whole spiel about paying your own way, but that’s only possible if, after looking diligently for over 3 years, you actually found a job.

    • I understand the two years means that it’s not cold turkey, marlene – that would be insanity, not necessarily a disqualifier in DC – as for the three years looking for a job, read the next article out in about ten minutes if you want to get really pissed.

      • I just did: “DHS Approves 15,000 American Jobs For Foreign Workers On H-2B Visas” and I wish I were just “pissed” but I left a comment that goes far beyond normal anger. Was it Popeye who said “I canst’ take no more”?


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