From his recovering bed, Sen. John McCain is calling for Senate Republicans to meet with Democrats to craft a health care bill to pass for Americans.
Sen. Mitch McConnell said he was holding up the health care bill vote because McCain was recovering from surgery but if you use common sense as we do, the votes were not there with two Republicans Senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins stating they weren’t going to support the bill. On Monday, Sen. Mike Lee also removed his name from the YEA column which means the Senate is in a pickle.
McCain, who many see to be a Republican in name only wants this to go down with Democrats because he’s more friendly with them than you average Republican.
The best thing to do is just repeal the thing and get rid of it. There’s no adding to it or subtracting from it. Obamacare is a minefield, and unless you get rid of it in its totality, you’re never going to get all the hidden bombs.
Source: The Hill
“One of the major problems with Obamacare was that it was written on a strict party-line basis and driven through Congress without a single Republican vote. As this law continues to crumble in Arizona and states across the country, we must not repeat the original mistakes that led to Obamacare’s failure,” he said in a statement from Arizona, where he is recovering from surgery.
“The Congress must now return to regular order, hold hearings, receive input from members of both parties, and heed the recommendations of our nation’s governors so that we can produce a bill that finally provides Americans with access to quality and affordable health care.”
McCain’s statement comes after GOP Sens. Jerry Moran (Kan.) and Mike Lee (Utah) announced on Monday night they will not support taking up a bill repealing and replacing ObamaCare, effectively blocking the legislation.
Their decision means Republicans in the Senate are well short of having the support to pass their legislation, and raises serious questions about whether President Trump will reach his goal of ending ObamaCare.
I do not trust McCain but McConnell should have reached over and talked to some Democrats to bring them on. He doesn’t need all them but a few would have worked to have better numbers. Right now, it seems McConnell doesn’t know what to do and he’s looking foolish.
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