In his battle to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump is facing major obstacles.
It’s not only Democrats resisting the drain of the swamp.
Republicans owned by insurance company lobbyists are desperately trying to preserve aspects of Obamacare, blatantly defying the repeated cries of their constituents to end government interference in the health insurance market.
Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan keeps certain Obamacare taxes in place, will expand the Medicare expansion and will start a new entitlement program. None of these disastrous policies are what Republicans have been campaigning on, and what voters believed they’d be getting if they voted for GOP representatives.
Sometimes, it takes a doctor to correctly diagnose and fix a problem.
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a physician in his own right, has blasted Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill as Obamacare Lite. In a scathing op-ed, Senator Paul gives his fellow Republicans a thorough tongue lashing for failing the American people during this critical moment in history.
From Breitbart News:
When did Republicans begin to believe that insurance companies should be put on the dole? That they should be bailed out when any of their customers become sick?
When did Republicans begin to believe that the federal government should force you to pay a penalty to a private insurance company if you can’t afford insurance?
When did Republicans begin to believe that we should levy a special tax penalty on those who choose to buy really good health insurance?
The current Ryan Plan — “Obamacare Lite” — is not about patients. It isn’t about better health care. It isn’t about lowering costs.
It is, plain and simple, about getting more money to the insurance companies and running more of your life from Washington.
Senator Paul’s analysis is spot on. Speaker Paul Ryan has missed a golden opportunity to differentiate the GOP from the Democratic Party by proving its leadership can be trusted.
He has remained stalwart, and even stepped up his attacks from earlier opposition:
Instead, Ryan has only proven he is just another suit, indistinguishable from the other politicians owned by special interest groups.
However, the House Freedom Caucus refuses to bow to the establishment. Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio has called for a “clean repeal” of Obamacare.
Congressman Jordan and Senator Paul are two strong voices among many that are beseeching Trump to stand by his campaign promise to drain the swamp and offer a real solution to Obamacare. It remains to be seen whether or not our leaders will rise to this momentous occasion.
Source: Breitbart News