(NationalSentinel)Â Healthcare: The healthcare system created by Barack Obama and Democrats in 2010Â has failed. There are no two ways about it. It’s imploding. Crumbling. Self-destructing.
Premiums that were supposed to beÂ lower under Obamacare areÂ higher – much higher.
Out-of-pocket costs (think deductibles) that were promised by Democrats and Obama to beÂ lower under the Affordable Care Act areÂ higher than ever before.
The health insurance industryÂ has been turned into a government-run fiasco, just like every otherÂ government-run fiasco.
To say that the system is “broken” is like saying the Titanic is “taking on a little water” after striking the iceberg.
It’s notÂ broken. It’s beenÂ destroyed. That is functions at all is a miracle of the adaptability of our healthcare professions – hospital and insurance executives, doctors, nurses, and other providers.
ItÂ wasn’t supposed to be this way – remember? We wereÂ repeatedly assured by the liars in the Democratic Party that none of whatÂ has happened,Â would happen.
The country put a RepublicanÂ in the White HouseÂ who made it a point – aÂ campaign pledge – to repeal and replace “failing Obamacare.”
A majority of voters put a majority of Republicans in CongressÂ whoÂ also pledged – forÂ seven years – they would get rid of Obamacare first chance they got.
Well, that chance has arrived. The opportunity is here. The time is now.
AndÂ what has happened?
Republicans once again are demonstrating why Congress in general and politicians in particular are thought of as highly as bed bugs.
That they haven’tÂ already sent a repeal-and-replace bill to President Donald J. Trump is bad enough.
That they can’t seem to get their act together long enough to send him legislationÂ now is a disgrace.
Well, itÂ will be a disgraceÂ if they don’t get it done this time.
Republicans have one more chance to be relevant. They have one more shot at getting this Obamacare repeal thingÂ done. They have one opportunity to save the American healthcare system from becoming irreparably fractured.
Can they do it?
Democrats apparently believe theyÂ can, which is why they’re trying to scare GOP members into voting against legislation later today, asÂ TheÂ Associated Press reports:
Democrats say House Republicans up for re-election next year will face a public backlash if they vote to approve a GOP health care bill.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters late Wednesday that there are sufficient votes to pass the measure. That apparently means a vote will be held Thursday.
If you want to know what frightens Democrats, listen to what they oppose and see who they are trying to ruin. They don’t waste their time on issues that don’t threaten their relevance and importance.
Obamacare repeal and replace isÂ vital to getting governmentÂ out of the healthcare management business. Democrats don’t want that.
RepublicansÂ should, because they’ve said as much.
So do a majority of a Americans, becauseÂ they’ve said as much. It’sÂ one big reason why the GOP, and not Democrats, are in the majority.
The time is now, GOP. Democrats are on the ropes. Healthcare is dying under Obamacare.
The voters are counting on you.
UPDATE: 2:23 p.m. EDT: The HouseÂ passed an Obamacare replacement bill with just enough votes toÂ get it done; 20 GOP lawmakers refused to vote for the legislation, while every Democrat voted against it as well. Now the bill goes to the Senate, where the real fight begins.