This Friday, the House is set to vote on the “Obamacare Repeal and Replace bill” the American Health Care Act (Ryancare) around 3:45-4:45pm. After many meetings with moderate conservatives and party hard liners such as the House Freedom Caucus, it seems no deal has still been reached to get the votes the bill requires to pass.
Tensions are extremely high between House leadership, the White House, and Republican groups such as the HFC and many others, as the debates and meetings come up empty handed.
Dislike for the bill is not exclusive to House members either. A Quinnipiac poll showed: American voters disapprove 56 – 17 percent, with 26 percent undecided, of this Obamacare 2.0 plan.
After attaching himself to Paul Ryan’s sinking ship, President Trump is frustrated with the way the negotiations have gone over key issues, such as tax credits, block grants, no substantial evidence that premiums will decrease, subsidies to illegal immigrants, and a large amount of Obamacare regulations still in tact. Sources claim that President Trump will scrap attempts to repeal if this fails, and leave Obamacare intact until the program implodes.
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said the bill was “Written by the insurance industry” and betrayed the populist voters that got Donald Trump in The White House.
What do you do when your entire party, your White House Advisers, and most of the public hate a bill that your party is trying to pass? Maybe scrap it and write something that is a truly free market conservative bill? Maybe not listen to Paul Ryan? Who. The Hell. Knows.
We’ll see you at 4:45pm today.
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