Democrat Obamacare Vs Republican TrumpCare
Obamacare was NEVER “sunshined” to the American Voter, or even Congress, before it was passed. Just ask then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who said we will have to pass it to see what is in it!
The TrumpCare replacement, ala Paul Ryan, was just made public and all hell broke loose. AS IT SHOULD! The good news, it has not even undergone House hearings or opened yet for amendments let alone scheduled for a vote in the House. The Senate has yet to propose its own bill or reviewed the House bill with its Republican caucus.
So far, what you are witnessing is Congress going through a normal legislative process where this TrumpCare bill will be sliced, diced, amended, changed dramatically or even scrapped altogether before the process is finished.
That is a good thing. That is what we sent our representatives to Congress to do!
Keep in mind, there are two parts to the ultimate TrumpCare legislation. One, Repeal Obamacare. Two, Replace Obamacare. According to many of the conservatives, the current bill does not go far enough to completely repeal the current ACA/Obamacare law. Further, these same conservatives do not feel that the current replacement bill is not a free-market, conservative principled replacement. You are hearing the term Obamacare-Lite!
Why did Trump praise this bill even though the bill did not contain all that he wanted and campaigned to deliver?
The House, Ryan TrumpCare bill is a Start! Trump see this bill as the START of the Negotiations, not the FINAL PRODUCT!
Now the fun part begins. The “sausage making” will be on full display as it should be. For those who are less than 25 years old, you have never really seen a real legislative process! For those of us who have attained senior status, we may have forgotten what a real legislative process looks like!
Be that as it may, the public display and posturing by the various factions works to our advantage. Call your Senator, call your representative, tweet President Trump directly and let you voice be heard. This bill, in its current form, will not be passed nor signed by President Trump. It is only the beginning.
Be assured that President Trump, VP Pence, and HHS Secretary Price will be working to make sure all sides come together. They would also include the Democrats but it is doubtful if they will join in the debate. They seem to be fixated on the Russians, period.
Maybe if Putin weighs in on the TrumpCare process, the Democrats and their lackeys in the main stream media ears would perk up. Don’t hold your breath! Just imagine the editorial meeting in the NYT trying to figure out how to tie this to Russian Hacking and Trump collusion with Putin!