The plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare has been a losing battle the Trump administration has been fighting since Trump became president. The vast majority of Americans were praying that the attempt at “TrumpCare” would crash and burn, and they seem to have gotten their wish, for now.
Since no one related to the Trump administration can own up to being at fault for anything, it was no surprise that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell tried to place to blame for the failed replacement of the Affordable Care Act onto someone else — and also unsurprisingly, his target of choice was Democrats.
During a speech by McConnell on Tuesday, he said that it was sad that Democrats would celebrate the failure of the proposed bill. Democrats have been steadfast on their choice not to deal on a bill that intended to repeal and replace ObamaCare, as they would rather focus on fixing the kinks in ObamaCare.
“These are not just numbers on a page these are real people,” McConnell said. Many of these “real people,” however, have been protesting against TrumpCare. Many residents of various states attended town halls begging for their state reps to shoot down the proposed bill. In fact, recent polls show that the majority of Americans want to keep ObamaCare.
‘I regret that the effort to immediately repeal and replace Obamacare will not be successful. That doesn’t mean we should give up. We will now try a different way to bring the American people relief from Obamacare.’
While McConnell talks about trying a new approach, it doesn’t appear that the approach would be a bipartisan one, which Democrats have urged McConnell to try, even supporting the notion of McConnell working with them. While talking about this “new approach,” McConnell said:
‘The Senate will pick up and vote on repeal Obamacare combined with a stable two-year transition period as toward patient centered health care.’
Apparently President Trump was “blindsided” by the fact that he could not pass his healthcare bill, despite there being a Republican majority in the House and Senate. Clearly this shows how little President Trump listens to the American people, as there has been significant public opposition to his bill since it was first proposed.
You can see McConnell’s remarks below:
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