On the campaign trail, Donald repeatedly stressed that he was going to repeal Obamacare, but the GOP can’t seem to get it done.
Just about every GOP candidate in the last six years have vowed to repeal Obamacare and now that the voters gave the Republicans the White House, Senate and House and they still can’t seem to get anything done.
Repealing Obamacare seemed to be the only thing that the Republicans agreed on, but now they are arguing over what parts to keep and what parts to replace.
Paul Ryan spoke on Tuesday to Senate Republicans saying that they were making more progress than what was being reported. He made it all seem like things were going great.
Rand Paul, Republican from Kentucky disagreed and got up and left before the meeting was finished. Later he spoke to reporters and said, “If they don’t seem to care what conservatives think about complete repeal of Obamacare, they’re going to be shocked when they count the votes.”
Rand Paul isn’t one to sit on the sidelines and complain. One day after leaving Paul Ryan’s meeting, Rand announced on Twitter that he and Mark Sanford from South Carolina are introducing a Obamacare replacement plan.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 15, 2017
It is clear that many in the GOP want to fully replace the Affordable Care Act, while some of the establishment figures like Paul Ryan are more interested in just fixing parts of it. The only problem is, nobody can agree what parts.
Rand Paul is trying to take the lead and offer a solution for the members of Congress that want to fully replace Obamacare. Unfortunately, Donald Trump should be the one taking the lead here.
One of Trump’s first executive orders that told agencies to provide relief from Affordable Care Act, has seen some positive movement.
The IRS has decided to not require the Obamacare mandate to process taxes this year. Aside from the executive order, Trump has not taken any specific steps to repeal the ACA.
The Trump Administration is too busy putting out fires and dealing with leaks to effectively lead the charge on Affordable Care Act at this time. The White House isn’t providing the leadership on Obamacare, so Rand Paul seems to be taking over.
With the GOP divided on whether to repeal or repair the Affordable Care Act and with no real guidance from the White House, it doesn’t look like Obamacare is going anywhere, anytime soon.
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