A day we thought would never come has, in fact, come. The illegal attempt to control Americans through a broken health care system is finally being undone.
What I find interesting is that Democrats are so gleefully reporting that they hope Health Care can never be fixed anfter their nearly successful attempt to destroy it completely.
The truth is simple: Democrats purposely set America’s Health care system on a plan of destruction so that they could force Universal Health Care on us thereby controlling our lives from cradle to grave. That’s if we ever made it to the cradle, and we all know it was going to be an early grave via death panels.
Now, the fascist nightmare may be nearing an end. The democrats have melted down over it and cried and cried but there is nothing they can do to stop it.
We’re not out of the woods yet, but we’re starting to see some light.
“This provided Congress with the legislative tools that we need to repeal and replace Obamacare,” said Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R.-Wis.), who spoke on the House floor before the vote. “This is the critical first step toward delivering relief to Americans who are struggling under this law.”
It is very rare for a speaker to take to the House floor and commenton a bill, so Ryan’s remarks signal the importance of the vote.
“The law is collapsing, the insurers are pulling out, and people can’t afford it,” he said.
“The deductibles are so high, it doesn’t even feel like you have insurance in the first place,” Ryan said. “This is a rescue mission. This is a necessary move and I urge all of my colleagues to do what is right.”
Nine Republicans voted with Democrats against the bill and no Democrats voted for the bill.
After Ryan was done, he shook hands with other Republicans and walked off the floor.
Although it is the custom for the speaker not to vote, Ryan did join the rest of his conference to support passage ofthe bill that does not truly repeal the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Rather, because it is a bill using the track set up to pass the federal budget, it only addresses the financial underpinnings of Obamacare, such as the fees, taxes and, subsidies. Future legislation would have to addressthe rules and regulations.
Republican leaders chose the budget reconciliation process because Senate Republicans do not have the 60 votes required to end debate and proceed to a vote. A budget bill, however, has a fixed 50 hours of debate and then proceeds directly to a vote.
The incomplete repeal and the failure by Republicans to have a companion replacement bill that would cement the parts of Obama’s healthcare reforms that have consensus supportsuch as protections for people with pre-existing conditions or the ability to keep children on a parent’s plan until age 26has raised concerns.
Following the speaker at the rostrum, the Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) approached to be recognized.
“I’m so sorry that the speaker left the floor, because I have some very good news for him,” she said.
“Clearly, he does not understand what the Affordable Care Act has brought to our country in terms of expanding access to many more people and to the promise of our Founding Fathers of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” she said.
The chairman of the House Freedom Caucusthe conservative bloc inside the House Republican ConferenceRep. Mark R. Meadows (R.-N.C.), voted for the partial repeal but has voiced his concerns about not having the replacement to Obamacare ready-to-go.
“This has been a top priority of mine and the Freedom Caucus, as I believe it is critical that we give the American people a clear direction and assurance of a smooth transition toward a sound, high quality, and affordable healthcare marketespecially so the most vulnerable can get the coverage they need,” Meadows said.
“Going forward, I strongly believe and will continue to express that a full repeal of Obamacare should take effect within two years during the 115th Congress,” he said. “That is what we promised the voters we would do. That is our job–and its high time we accomplish it.”