Posts Tagged ‘the senator who saved ObamaCare’

By R.C. Seely

DONALD TRUMP SENT OUT A DIGITAL warning to any holdout Republican Senator that if they voted against the Graham-Cassidy healthcare reform bill, they could be branded as “the senator who saved ObamaCare.” He also singled out my first choice for President in the 2016 campaign Rand Paul in the tweet. 

    At times, I have to give credit to those who act in a manner that I approve and this is one of those few exceptions that Senator McCain may have done the right thing.

    I’m no fan of McCain and ObamaCare should be repealed–but not replaced–and McCain voted no. He voted against bipartisanship, for once, and not with Senator Lindsey Graham but with Senator Rand Paul. Graham even cosponsored the bill and McCain still couldn’t vote for it. His rationale was kind difficult to follow, claiming it’s not enough of a compromise, but kudos for doing the right thing for once. And going against both his friend Senator and his party, a point that Trump hammered him on Twitter. He “voted his conscience” as he replied to the president’s Twitter guilty trips.

    Two other Republican Senators join Paul and McCain on Trump’s naughty list, Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have also said they would vote no.

    Tom Price, Health and Human Services Secretary, told Fox News that this isn’t over yet and a deal could still be reached before the September 30th deadline. If this plan doesn’t get passed, repeal is not dead anyways, another option by Senators Lamar Alexander if Tennessee and Patty Murray of Washington and is also bipartisan.

    Senator Paul has always stood behind a “repeal only” stance, Senators Collins and Murkowski are probably holding out because it would defund Planned Parenthood (when did the GOP allow radical feminists in?) and Senator McCain wants everyone to get along. In a statement McCain said he “believe[s] we could better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not really tried.” 

    Senator Paul seems to be the only one who recognizes the consumer is the one that should making these decisions. The Graham-Cassidy plan would at least put the funding fully in the hands of the state’s but is that enough? Not really, if the government wasn’t subsidizing Healthcare to begin with, the prices of medical care wouldn’t have spiked to begin with. 

R.C. Seely is the founder of americanuslibertae.com and ALTV. He has written books about pop culture the most recent Victims of White Male: How Victim Culture Victimizes Society is available at Amazon.