For seven years the Republican Party has repeatedly promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act put in place during the Obama Administration. Now seven months after the 2016 election, where Republicans have the majorities of the House and Senate, as well as the office of the Presidency, we find that there was no consensus.
Some call for a straight repeal, others a repeal and replace, and yet another group calls for what has been dubbed a “skinny repeal.” The fact remains, however, that there was no real effort from Republicans to hit the ground running. We heard them say “We just need the House.” It was given. They followed up with “we just need the Senate.” They got the Senate. They finally said “well, we also need the Presidency.” It was done.
So why can’t they come together? Has there not been enough time to come up with a plan? Seven years and nothing but lies and broken promises. Seven years worth of moving the goal posts from politicians.
The plain and simple truth of the matter is that Republicans must not want to repeal Obamacare. After all, it was modeled after the plan used in Massachusetts, where former Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney led the way on the issue. It also originated from a “conservative” think tank to implement. But what more do we expect from people who are for sale to the highest bidder.
The reality is that the insurance lobby loves it when you are forced to buy their products. Now you have to be their customers. In order for those campaign contributions to keep flowing in for those incumbents, they need to keep it in place.
The solution to fix this is to stop reelecting these numskulls. There is only one political entity that has remained consistent: the Libertarian Party. We need to identify races to get Libertarians into office so that we can effectively start rolling back bad laws like the ACA.