This weeks congressional failure on the subject of healthcare has left Americans with quite the conundrum.
Yesterday’s disastrous vote on a straight repeal of Obamacare, hampered by seven wayward republicans deciding to side with Senate democrats on the issue, has irked not only the President and his administration, but also a vast majority of the American people. When the nation went to the polls back in November of 2016, one of the most important issues for We The People was certainly the rising costs of healthcare under Barack Obama’s horrendous and unconstitutional mandate known, hilariously enough, as the Affordable Care Act.
The misguided legislation was truly anything but affordable, and Americans made an extremely clear choice during the President election of last fall, choosing Donald Trump to lead our nation into the future by repealing and replacing Obamacare early in his first term. Of course, the left’s “resistance” movement has been largely responsible for the lack of progress in Washington D.C. in recent weeks, and healthcare reform has been no exception. Now, despite congressional inaction, the Congressional Budget Office has released their findings regarding the ineffectiveness of this draconian legislation, and let’s just say that America is no fan of the current system.
“If the individual mandate were to be repealed and Americans were no longer required to purchase the Obamacare-mandated levels of health insurance coverage, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) believes that 15 million Americans would no longer purchase such coverage.
“Some, including Jonathan Gruber, believe that the CBO is overestimating the impact of repealing the mandate. Gruber was one of the architects of the healthcare law.
“Politically, the impact of these projections is significant since the individual mandate has long been the most unpopular part of Obamacare. Recent polling shows that two-thirds of Americans would like to see it repealed. For many, the idea of the government forcing anybody to buy anything is in conflict with America’s commitment to individual freedom.
“Additionally, if the CBO projections are correct, there are 15 million Americans who would directly benefit from the repeal. Typically, when people are directly impacted by a law, their support or opposition is more intense than that of more casual observers.”
The cost of healthcare has risen dramatically under the Obamacare plan, to the point where many Americans will save money by paying the government’s penalty and purchasing healthcare out of pocket rather than subscribing to an insurance plan.
While the nation has pleaded with congress to take action on these exorbitant costs and unethical mandates, the Washington insiders’ club continues to do what they do best: Ignore the will of We The People for their own political and financial gain. The Obamacare mandates are simply another way in which our representatives are being manipulated by the Big Pharmaceutical lobby who are merely padding their enormous coffers through the requiring of health insurance. More insured Americans means more Americans taking prescription medicine.