“Repeal and Replace” has been a frequent slogan for many years for those opponents against Obamacare, most notably, the Republicans. This slogan crystallized the need to replace Obama care with a health program that would be cheaper, of better quality, and would stimulate medical innovation.
Now that the Republicans are in control of the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, one would think that the slogan should become a reality. However, three Republicans senators, McCain of Arizona, Collins of Maine, and Murkowski of Alaska, voted to keep Obamacare. The greatest surprise were McCain and Murkowski who had previously voted for the 2015 repeal bill of Obamacare. McCain in 2016 won re-election to the U.S. Senate on a pledge to his constituents to repeal Obamacare..
Headed to the floor to speak about the new health care regulations related to Obamacare – we must repeal and replace.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 29, 2010
As of now, neither Republicans nor Democrats have a solution for the Obamacare mess despite the fact that it is not a particularly difficult problem to solve. Let the citizenry make the decision as to whether or not they want Obamacare. Those who want the government health care program could pay a modest price for it, and those who do not want it will never pay for it and will never receive Obamacare. Always remember that in a democracy, the people rule.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post!