Obamacare vs. Trumpcare

Donald Trump is fighting with his own party for failing to repeal Obamacare. Hell, Republicans are the majority in both the House and Senate, so what is the problem?  He has also disappointed his supporters by announcing that he will not propose any more repeal bills as he believes Obamacare will self-destruct. Rather he chooses to go forward on tax reform initiatives. This sounds strange and troublesome to me. Thus far the only ones getting breaks are the corporate giants like Goldman Sachs and Exxon.

Since the passage of Obamacare in 2010, the Republicans had done nothing but advocate the repeal of Obamacare and replace it with a healthcare plan that is really affordable yet subject to demand and supply forces within the market place. Is that even possible?

You could perhaps blame the Republican Freedom Caucus in the House for the bill’s failure.  The Freedom Caucus is a highly conservative Republican group and it denied the Republican senior leadership the necessary votes to pass Trump’s American Health Care Act.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., promoting the American Health Care Act of 2017.

Yet others blame Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, and Trump himself for not having their ducks in a row before the final vote in the House. Not enough moderate or ultra conservative legislators were apparently consulted before the new health care plan was submitted and that did not sit well with various factions within the House.

Below is a video interview with Bernie Sanders, Democrat, which suggests that Trump’s health plan is another wolf in sheep’s clothing.

I am personally beginning to wonder if “Make America Great Again” is really “Make America White Again and My Golfing Buddies Richer.”

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