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The National GOP Needs To Talk To Democrats About Healthcare

Earlier today, the AHCA was pulled from consideration on the House floor. Republicans did not have the votes to pass the measure. And yet, instead of going maybe we should look at other alternatives, we have our fearless leader stating that Democrats own Healthcare and that he will wait until Americans experience pain from the ACA and then will get a better bill passed. Nice. Let’s let more Americans have difficulties with healthcare instead of swallowing the pride and actually reaching out to the opposing party and talk to them.

The AHCA was going to be a cluster anyway that you sliced it. You had a provision stating that you could purchase plans across state lines, but you also had a provision stating that states could state what those plans needed to cover. You had Phase II that would have eliminated all the requirements that the plans had to carry per federal law and would put people that had conditions in one pool which would be hyperinflated with prices and another for those that had said that nothing was wrong with them.

The way to fix or make the ACA better is for those in power in Washington (Republicans) to talk to those in the Democratic Party. Democrats have said that they would like to try and fix the ACA. So the onus is on the Republicans to talk to those who have said that they would like to try and fix the ACA. See what common ground is there to help reign in costs. And no, including over $300 Billion in Tax Cuts isn’t fixing the problems for those covered.

Look at what the ACA exchanges did for West Virginia and Kentucky. People really liked what the programs did there. Why not figure out how to do that on a federal level? Since it seems like the GOP cannot repeal the ACA, why not work to make it work better. Like Paul Ryan has concluded, even if a bill isn’t perfect, we must pass a good bill. So fix the law that helped millions of people obtain health insurance and did slow the rate of growth for medical spending. Otherwise, each and every Republican who doesn’t want to help those people that need the ACA just proves that the GOP cares about power only.

Various Mini-Rants

  • Today is the Electoral College Vote. Whatever happens, the Republic gets a black eye. Either we reaffirm that the public is gullible and the founding fathers were somewhat right when they believed that the people are stupid, or we get someone else from the college and the rules are rewritten in how to win the Presidency. Both outcomes suck.
  • The national GOP needs to watch what happens in North Carolina. I have a feeling that the blatant political bias that the GOP did there in restricting power for the incoming Dem governor and providing a cushy gov’t job for the outgoing GOP governor’s wife will hurt them in the near future. I believe that the GOP of North Carolina will get hit hard by the courts.
  • A tip to Democrats that are whining that the FBI and Russia got Donald Trump elected. Could be. But maybe you should look at your candidate who decided that she didn’t need to make her voters feel wanted in Wisconsin and Michigan. Maybe instead of worrying about turning Arizona into a battleground state, you should have made the voters in your “Blue Wall” states feel like they play a big part in your plans when you become president and not take them for granted.
  • In North Dakota, they get a governor who ran as a person who would change the government and eliminate the career politician. Can you imagine what happened? Yep, like Donald Trump, the newly elected governor kept the people that were already there. Nothing like saying that you will change the political climate from what your party that controls the political climate has been doing and then doing nothing. Talk about hubris. And when will the people start to realize the shell game that a political party that has all the power has been playing against them?
  • Finally, how can you take seriously a man who in a month’s time will be leader of the free world and has to trust what the intelligence agencies of the United States tells him but at the current time argues that those same intelligence agencies are wrong when they say that Russia intervened in the United States election? I would listen to the argument against it, but all I get is an upright Cheeto that blusters about how everything that he has done and will do is going to be great. President-elect Trump, either provide evidence or shut the hell up.