Following a formal meeting with House Republicans at the White House, President Trump has said that the August recess should be postponed until the House and the Senate pass something on the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.
Inaction is not an option, and frankly I don’t think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan, unless we can give people great health care;I think the people of this country need more than a repeal, they need a repeal and replace.
I’ve been here six months. I’m ready to act, pen in hand, believe me. I’m sitting in that office. I have pen in hand. You never had that before.”
said the POTUS.
President Trump’s frustration with a completely inept Republican majority which dominates both Houses is perfectly understandable. Even if the President hinted about a repeal being sufficient for now, the ideal scenario would include a well thought replace legislation. The Republicans had enough time in the last seven and a half years to come up with something better, yet all we hear in Congress is crickets or pathetic excuses.
Following skyrocketing premiums all across the US, President Trump described ACA/Obamacare as a complete and utter lie pedaled by Barack Hussein Obama and the Democratic party, who claimed that Americans will be able to keep their former healthcare plans if they enjoyed them. Let’s remember how many times Barry has said that patent lie about “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”. President Trump actually counted it:
“It was a lie, directly from the president.Twenty eight times, he said it. Twenty-eight times.”
Let’s remember the three “traitors”/RINOs in the Republican party (Susan Collins (Maine), Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska),) who currently refuse to vote on a simple repeal of the Obamacare. Curiously enough, the three are all women and two of them voted for the repeal of the Obamacare 2 years ago (the POTUS at that time vetoed it).
What happened in the last couple of years that changed their minds? One can only guess. The thing is, this is 100% on Congress. They’ve campaigned on a promise to repeal Obamacare for 8 years. They never developed an alternative plan in all that time, which speaks volumes on itself.
Trump cannot introduce nor vote on legislation — that is Congress’ responsibility. I hope they all realize now that they will never get re-elected after this mess.