Conservatives voted for a full repeal of Barack Obama's oppressive, socialist, health-care scheme SEVEN TIMES WHEN HE WAS IN OFFICE. When voters chose Republican majorities in both houses and gave Republicans the Executive Branch we expected them to keep their promises.
Today, six months into a fully controlled Republican majority, the not so Affordable Care Act is still alive and well thanks in great part to the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate. Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), unveiled the Upper Chamber's version of "ObamaCare Lite," and it is not being well-received by conservatives, who are demanding nothing less than what we were promised - A FULL REPEAL.
Republicans in favor of the bill believe that with just a 52-48 majority, a full repeal is not possible. Although it’s not the repeal bill we were promised, it will get rid of the individual mandate and employer mandate which will eliminate the penalty fees. Remember, the penalty fee which is collected by the IRS is the reason Justice Roberts in Supreme Court sided with passing ACA because he deemed it to be a tax.
The other part of the argument is that the House will come up with a separate law which the Senate will pass which will ensure competition of insurance companies across state lines, and that will, in turn, lower premiums.
Another reason most Republicans want to pass this new health law is they believe if they don’t pass something to replace Obamacare, Democrats will gain power, and they will succeed in holding on to Obamacare. That’s what it’s all about in a nutshell. If Republicans don’t pass this new bill, Obamacare will remain the law.
Why Voters are Skeptical: Many voters don’t believe that Republicans will pass another law to allow voters to buy insurance across state lines.
Too often, politicians “promise” to improve bad bills in the future, and it never gets done. The Immigration Reform Control Act was supposed to be about reforming immigration. We were supposed to have beefed up border control, and get tough sanctions on employers who employed illegals. It did not happen. In 1986, Reagan granted nearly 3 million illegal immigrants amnesty, and yet, no wall was built, and no immigration reform was ever done.
Also, too many politicians accept money from the insurance lobby, and the insurance industry would be hurt by such a law. I just don’t believe the Republicans will ever pass such a law.
A Conservative Solution:
Remember when I mentioned how the SCOTUS decision deemed the ACA constitutional because it was a tax? If lawmakers take the tax penalty out of the law, then it becomes unconstitutional again. It should be challenged in the courts once again, and without the mandated tax penalty for not buying insurance, it is indeed unconstitutional.
The truth of the matter is that voters put Republicans in office to repeal the law. It was always about repealing Obamacare.
The right thing to do is get out of the entire health insurance industry altogether. How about that for a brilliant conservative idea? Gee sounds like Capitalism. How about that!