There’s no doubt about it, the Republicans in the House of Representatives are definitely more conservative than their counterparts in the Senate. They are also the most intent on changing the system.
That’s why for the 56th time they voted to repeal Obamacare. Not only was it the 56th time to vote on repeal, it was the fourth time they voted for a full repeal of the legislation, and not just a piecemeal solution to limit Obamacare’s power.
All but three Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act. No Democrat voted for repeal… go figure.
But ultimately their vote doesn’t even matter. Even if the move to vote down Obamacare happens in the Senate (which is not likely to happen owing to an establishment Senate base and enough Democratic votes to block repeal), Obama plans to veto the repeal.
Obama thinks a vote to repeal means Republicans want to deny people health insurance completely. As he said, “I’ve asked this question before: Why is it that this would be at the top of their agenda, making sure that folks who don’t have health care aren’t able to get it?”
But that’s not the case, and that’s precisely what House Republicans are trying to tell the people of the U.S.
It’s not about denying healthcare to anyone, it’s about making it affordable for everyone via the free market.
Obamacare is actually one of the leading causes for people to go without healthcare – but Dems refuse to look at the facts.
What both the President and Democrats fail to admit is how destructive this legislation is. Republicans want people to have insurance. And they want Obamacare to go away because of the tremendous amount of harm it’s inflicting on millions of Americans who are now unable to afford the cost of healthcare, while still not qualifying for the cheap healthcare others can afford.
Right now Dems tout the statistic that 9.5 million Americans have used the portal to sign up for insurance. What they don’t mention is how many people in the U.S. have been dropped by their insurance, and who aren’t signing up because they can’t afford any of the programs.
The subsidized component for the ACA doesn’t allow families earning over a certain amount to qualify for a discount, so the portal is of no use to them. Not only are they left without insurance, they also have two “debts to society” they now have to cover.
The penalty for being uninsured, as well as higher tax rates to help pay for subsidized insurance.
That’s a scam.
Republicans see this, and that’s because Republicans represent Americans who are living as best they can to not be a burden to the state. The latchkey voters supported by Dems are happy about Obamacare because it’s free (or seriously cheap) healthcare that’s being paid for people who refuse to remain on the government dole.
And if Obama and his cohorts were correct in saying people love Obamacare, then why has the House voted to repeal it 56 times?
That’s not a true display of support if you look at it objectively.
But all this being said there is still hope.
When the legislation to repeal makes it to the Senate, the Republicans could very well vote to repeal it. And if enough Republicans continue to stand unwavering in their support to repeal Obamacare, it just might prove momentous enough to get a Republican in office who could help pass a repeal.