Reactions to U.S. Senate’s rejection of “skinny repeal” of Obamacare
I am happy that three Republican senators, including John McCain, who is fighting for his own life, were brave enough to vote to protect and save American citizens instead of taking away health insurance for millions of Americans.
I think this will especially help those already having health problems, including the poor, women and children, and many in the rural areas who have fewer options. Unfortunately, Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado was not that brave and voted against the citizens of Colorado and the nation.
●●● Obamacare lives! Thanks to Sen. Michael Bennet and all other Senate Democrats, independents, and three Republicans. Now all senators can start acting responsibly and fix the problems with Obamacare. Make it better for We the People. Get to work following regPresident ular order in committees, taking testimony from people around the country, including those on Medicaid, getting health care providers, experts, insurers and state officials to offer constructive ideas. Get to work for us.
In a dismissive sort of way, I’m glad the health care bill did not pass. In this way, Obamacare can fail all on its own and the Democrats will have no one else to blame but themselves. (They are very good at blaming everyone else.) After all, they are the ones who created this mess in the first place, and it will be their job to clean it up.
Now that we have watched the collapse of the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, it is hard not to admire the forecasting ability of former House Speaker John Boehner. Back in February, he predicted that a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not what is going to happen.”
Boehner noted that “Republicans have never, ever, one time agreed on what a health care proposal should look like.” Perhaps they will take him seriously now when he says the solution is to “fix the flaws” of Obamacare “and put a more conservative box around it.”