Strike while the iron is hot?
On the Affordable Healthcare Law/Obamacare?
That iron is cooling and probably cold….
Between the mounting protests in the streets and at town halls….
Along with polling showing that more American’s are worried about losing their coverage?
The chances of an outright repeal of the program is just about gone….
Rightwingnuts still walkabout an immediate junking of the program…But NOBODY except them are for that anymore…
Repeal and Replace has been the call from the new President….
But any senario proposed on that will wait until next year or 2019 AFTER the midterm elections….
We’ve pointed this out before here….
The Affordable Healthcare program’s worst problem is it’s nickname….
As President Obama tried to do…
The program needs adjustments…
They ARE coming….
Probably another name….
But in the end….
That’s about all….
Ever since Republicans got down to the business of repealing the Affordable Care Act, the Senate has been singled out as the likely problem. Any plan that could zoom through the House would hit roadblocks among Senate Republicans, many of whom have resisted a wholesale repeal of the health law without a robust replacement plan.
But after weeks of loud protests, boisterous town hall meetings and scores of quieter meetings with health care professionals, patients, caregivers and hospital managers in their districts, it is becoming increasingly likely that a consensus in the House may be just as hard to reach.
The most conservative House members are pushing for a fast repeal of the health law with only a bare-bones replacement to follow, possibly just bigger incentives for people to open health savings accounts to fund their own health needs. Other Republicans are more interested in taking their time to come up with a replacement plan that, as of now, they have failed to cobble together beyond a menu of options….
“For the first time Republicans need to demonstrate what they are for and not just being against Obamacare,” said Doug Heye, who served as the deputy chief of staff to former Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia when he was majority leader. Mr. Cantor and House Republican chairmen labored in 2014 to bring a replacement bill for Republicans to get behind, Mr. Heye said, and got nowhere, even with no stakes.
“Republicans are going to come back to Washington next week and say what they’ve heard on the ground, at hospitals, at restaurants, at events where people have been concerned about where they go from here,” he said. “How much that shapes things over the next months remains to be seen.”
Further, recent polls show increasing enthusiasm for the health law as Americans see its repeal on the horizon…Share on Facebook