Obamacare has been nothing but a total nightmare. Insurers rushing to pull out and premiums have skyrocketed. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, the first steps towards dismantling the failed health policy have already begun! SCORE!
Reports show that after debating for seven hours through the night, the Senate voted early this Thursday morning to take the first real step toward repealing Obamacare. One of the top goals of congressional Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump.
Senators voted 51-48 to approve a budget resolution that Republicans will use as a vehicle to speed through repeal of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. House leaders plan to take it up Friday.
Senators began voting on 19 amendments to the resolution about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday before passing the budget measure about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.
Republicans stated that the 2010 health care law is broken, and must be repealed and replaced with something more suitable. The answer is unclear as of now exactly what that replacement plan will look like, nothing has been revealed by congressional leaders. Critics have said that the law cites sky-rocketing premiums, high deductibles, and fewer health care choices, for patients as insurers leave the program.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky stated:
“When Obamacare’s supporters forced their partisan law on our country, they promised an easy-to-use system; one that would lower premiums and out-of-pocket health care costs; one that would foster choice and allow families to keep the plans and doctors they liked,”
McConnell went on to say:
“But it didn’t take long for the American people to discover the truth about Obamacare. Too many have been personally hurt by this law. Too many feel they’re worse off than they were before Obamacare.”
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