Democrats, GOP are MILES Apart on Obamacare Replacement Plan

When a novice senator from Illinois was elected president, he had his aspirations of hope and change. But former Pres. Obama won an election on popularity and smooth talk, not a wealth of knowledge about the economy, business and certainly not health care.

His, perhaps, well-intentioned implementation of a pseudo-socialist national healthcare system had disastrous effects on low-income and middle-income families. Premiums shot up, and those who could not afford the excessive price tags either purchased policies with deductibles they could never cover or pay the penalty on their taxes.

“The DEDUCTIBLE which comes with ObamaCare is so high that it is practically not even usable!” Pres. Trump tweeted. “Hurts families badly.”

Obama leaned on public sentiment and advisors that could craft a popular political package he sold like a used car. The American people should have looked long and hard at the massive Affordable Care Act legislation, but Democrats pushed it to a floor vote without even reading it. As incoming House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi famously said, “You have to pass it to know what’s in it.” Now we know all too well.

While the GOP members of Congress lacked the political will to repeal and replace Obamacare, Pres. Donald J. Trump took a hatchet to it until it finally toppled. The death blow was removing the tax penalty mandated under the law by passing the overriding Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Pres. Trump’s signature legislation has helped create an economic resurgence, and offing Obamacare is icing on the cake.

After a federal judge recently ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional — something we already knew — the president has ramped up his efforts to work across the aisle and create a bipartisan solution. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear an appeal of the Obamacare ruling that will drive a final stake into the heart of a law that has cost Americans dearly.

“We have a chance, working with the Democrats, to deliver great HealthCare! A confirming Supreme Court Decision will lead to GREAT HealthCare results for Americans!” Pres. Trump tweeted.

There has been talk that the White House Christmas party for members of Congress would be an informal forum to begin bipartisan talks. And with any hope, the Christmas spirit will replace the resist and obstruct mentality of Democrats because the two parties are miles apart on the issue. Liberal leaders are already defaulting to parroting party slogans.

House leader Pelosi reportedly said the ruling “exposes the monstrous endgame of Republicans’ all-out assault on people with pre-existing conditions and Americans’ access to affordable healthcare.”

On the Senate side, Chuck Schumer said, “It’s an awful, awful ruling, and we’re going to fight this tooth and nail, and the first thing we’re going to do when we get back there in the Senate is urge — put a vote on the floor urging an intervention in the case.”

Far-left Democrats are finally realizing that Pres. Trump has outfoxed them at every turn. Even though the GOP couldn’t get their head and their (you know what) wired together to repeal and replace, Pres. Trump is making good on his campaign promise.

While a majority of Americans reportedly have a favorable view of Obamacare, those who do not are the ones with the unaffordable, unusable insurance they were forced to purchase. The liberal president’s healthcare law also caused a massive escalation in premium costs. The well-intentioned Obama created an “unaffordable care act” because he simply lacked the business acumen of Pres. Trump.

“Overall, Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) premiums actually decreased 4.6% in the four years before the ACA reforms came into effect (that is, from 2009 to 2013), but increased 46.4% in the first four years under the ACA,” Forbes reported. “Point-of-Service (POS) premiums decreased 14.9% before the ACA and increased a whopping 66.2% afterwards. Premiums for the more common Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plans increased 15% in the four years before the ACA, and 66.2% afterwards.”

Liberals can cry “pre-existing conditions” all they want, but the failure was not reigning in drug companies that charge Americans often 10 times what the same medications cost in foreign markets. America had a critical cost illness and Obama put a band-aid on it.

In October 2018, Pres. Trump began to chip away at the anti-American practices by Big Pharma that included gag clauses that prevented pharmacies from telling patients about less expensive drugs. His series of seemingly minor legislative wins and executive orders are cutting the legs out from under greedy drug companies and helping to reverse the trend of fast-rising healthcare costs. Democrats, on the other hand, are hyper-focused on immediate gratification and “Medicare for All” as Crazy Bernie Sanders chants.

The two parties may not be just miles apart, they could be lightyears apart. It could take the U.S. Supreme Court finally ending Obamacare once and for all to bring Democrats to the table to fix the system.

~ Conservative Zone

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16 thoughts on “Democrats, GOP are MILES Apart on Obamacare Replacement Plan”

  1. It became unconstitutional after the tax cut fir the wealthy ppl,know that! This was done by an alt right sctivist Federal Judge …where I have investigations that proves Republican Fed judges have been submitting subversive laws to define America as a backwards , white male America …anti middle class! Now where is the Conservative Healthcare plan Trump promised over and over! The Consrrvatives in America need desperately a humanity rehab! Now go to it!


    2. Democrats are now claiming poll results that favor Obamacare, but those are polls that don’t include the overall costs, the ones that have already bankrupted the program. At the time the Democrat senate pushed it through (no Republican votes for it) over sixty percent of those polled were against it. Had the economics of it been made clear, that would have been higher. As Gruber famously said, “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever.” Economists accurately predicted what would happen and why. You cannot sell a product people don’t want at a price they can’t afford. The public wasn’t duped; they didn’t want it. The Progressives wanted it, not because it helped anyone but because it shifted the burden of payment off government, liberating tax revenue for More Government Spending while further entrenching the centralized control of the Federal state. The Constitution nowhere delegates any power to manage health or insurance to the federal government but does explicitly say that powers not delegated to the federal government belong to the states or to the people.

      1. The ACA was formulated as a stop gap which is weasel wording to allow obysmal to capitulate if it didn’t work. The actuarial accounting estimates indicated it would not be self sustaining so it was, as Lee indicated, another money maker for obysmal and Clinton. Do not forget obysmal provided exemptions for 2 million muslims to receive care but not have to pay for it.

  2. the democrats need to pay back the penalty money they extorted from americans who didn’t buy into health care scam

  3. First of all; repeal the unconstitutional “Obamacare” in its entirety. Where in the Constitution of the United States or Federalist Papers did any of our Founding Fathers ever declared that the rich, achievers, or the government, MUST provide social security, healthcare, or any other monetary benefits to its citizens?

    According to my understanding of American history and the Constitution, all our Founding Fathers ever promised was individual freedoms for citizens to fend for themselves. They never promised us a rose garden.

    Didn’t anyone learned what happened to the former Soviet Union that went broke under forced entitlements? (Welfare) If anyone hasn’t learned yet…. Socialism/Communism has never survived economically on earth.

    USAF (RET)

  4. The only way to bring the Democrats to the table to create a sensible healthcare law is for Obamacare to be completely eliminated and to start over, so that Democrats will have nothing to try to preserve. I hope the Supreme Court will finally declare Obamacare unconstitutional and redeem itself of its horrible upholding of it previously. It has already cost the nation and its people years of pain because it didn’t do its duty at the first opportunity.

  5. First of all, it is a myth that the Republicans had the majority and could pass anything. It takes 60 votes in the Senate and the Republicans do not have 60 votes and must depend on getting the approval of 7 Democrats even after January 3,2019. Schumer will not permit any Democrat siding with a Republican.

    I do not see the problem . Trump just needs to Veto every Bill put forward by the Democrats. . It takes both 2/3 of the House and 2/3 of the Senate to override a Presidential Veto. Even after January 3,2019, this would require Pelosi to get 47 Republican votes in the House and Schumer will need 20 Republican votes in the Senate, . Pelosi and Schumer become Figure heads only and the chances of them getting anything passed is minimal. Two can play the same game. Do the Democrats really want to go through this exercise every time?

  6. Nakita Khrushchev stated that the communist did not need missiles to defeat the American’s freedom machine. They would do that from within.The communist have had 100 years of presentation in the controlled schools and media and Obama as their inside straight card supported by the infamous SS Nazi poster boy George Soros. Communism and it’s great lie about most everything they promise in truth is simply creation of equal poverty and extreme injustice. the new name chosen by communist this time is Globalist and Brexit’s no borders or national origins are total economic havoc as that globalist dreaming and scheming is unraveling in social disaster. America is caught in the Globalist sting machine and those domestic followers we elect are in control once again.

    President Trump is no dummy, but he was not raised in the deep dark political well oiled socialist leaning grinder for a career job, and the domestic communist hate him for that free self reliant thinking. OUR corrupt elected deep technocrats have waged war and intended to do anything to stop him from inside. Globalist are consolidating their Egyptian dances in the UN to stop all borders from reuniting and that is why George Soros and his other Fascist believers, have funded the massive move of south Americans to be busses to our open borders to force their way into voting status. The Mexicans have started to see the economic benefits of our little white picket fence. They will end up paying a heavy economic price for not offering to openly pay for it in some acceptable face saving way. Our propagandized voters have not found the true meaning of communism as yet. They will understand soon enough that you can always trust the communist to be one. Socialism is the virgin pregnant sister of communism, as history proves over and over again. There is a savage hungry Globalist lion loose in our beltway streets.You are invited to dinner. Do not bother to dress.

  7. The wall funding is in the best interest of the National security and no one inside of the beltway will tend to it until it is called a white picket fence so Trump will not get credit for his wall promises. Shutting down the federal beast and never allowing the non essential workers to return is a great plan for cutting down feds spending in both aisles. Simply declare that those non essential workers are truly labeled non essential and cost way too much. They never voted for trump anyway. Apply their cost savings to the Pickett fence,

  8. This author and everyone else should ask themselves three questions regrading Obama’s Obama Care.

    1. They voted for it so why would they change it now especially when they will now have control of Congress once again just as they did when they passed it the first time?

    2. They voted it into law, it was given the go ahead by the In Supreme Court so how could they possibly change it?

    3. Isn’t this just another continuous Dog and Phony show to placate the masses into believing more of their fictitious lies?

  9. Get the Government out of our health insurance !!!! The congress does NOT need to replace the government take over let free enterprise and a open market give us the best health care in the world at the best price possible. Not a Government mandated expensive healthcare slavery! Of course those that chose to make bad health life style choices will have to pay the price themselves.

  10. I never regarded obama with admiration because he was a community organizer. I never thought he would be as bad as he is plus he gave us our forever First Lady (who some say is a man).
    I’m finding out about the things he did for muslims. The only thing I knew at first was that penitentiaries could not serve pork. I keep finding out more and more – I just learned of his friendship with farakan and all of the self serving money thefts that Trump is taking from him every time he can. I think he is perhaps the most self centered person I have ever encountered and a real charletan who hypnotized people who were only interested in the superficial. To think anyone would pretend to still be in office and that anyone would be stupid to revere him.

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