Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Little Political

Happy that the effort to replace the ACA (aka Obamacare) with Trumpcare has stalled. The ACA needs work, for sure but the proposed massively flawed replacement was going to dump a lot of people off healthcare.

One would think that with seven or eight years of trying to repeal Obamacare, the Republicans could have come up with a plan that was actually better.

Instead, their plan was anathema to Democrats, worrisome to moderate Republicans who had constituents in danger of losing their insurance, and didn't go far enough for the Republicans of the Freedom Caucus. It took an unholy alliance to derail this awful bill -- I would be happier if a vote had driven a stake through its heart. But I'll settle for seeing the Blusterer-in-Chief frustrated on this one.

The Closer became the Loser. 

Of course he's already spinning it -- it was the Democrats' fault. The whole thing was political. He never said he would repeal and replace Obamacare immediately. (Wrong. He did.) He really wanted this to happen so the ACA would implode. And make no mistake, he'll do (or not do) whatever he can to destroy the ACA.

No time to gloat, as Michael Moore said. No time to relax. But I have taken a tiny bit of delight in the moment.


KarenB said...

First I heard that a friend who has cancer received test results that her tumors are shrinking and then in the afternoon, the dubious health care act had been withdrawn. It was a very good day.

We really need to be on single payer healthcare. Yes, it's socialist, no, it's not evil, and no, it's not perfect, but it's about the best that can be currently done with healthcare.

Vicki Lane said...

Good news about your friend, Karen! And I agree, single payer is the way to go.

Barbara Rogers said...

All good news is welcome to be celebrated today and everyday!

katy gilmore said...

I keep smiling.

Jime said...

Failure is suppose to strengthen you to try again. Well the failure that Donald the Dunce experienced weakened him. That says everything about what he latched onto as his ACA.

jennyfreckles said...

I'm sure a lot of folks will be relieved. I wish something similar would frustrate all his barmy plans.