Saturday, April 29, 2017

Obamacare-Lite (AHCA): Still a Crap Sandwich, But With Flavor!

Conservatives have prevailed, it would seem, and convinced both the White House and House leaders to go along with amendments that would move Obamacare closer to repeal. But let’s cut the crap and the spin — this is not repeal, it does not deliver on long held promises, but this appears to be the best that they can do.
Liberal Republicans, like Charlie Dent, who played up voting for the 2015 repeal effort and voting to override President Obama’s veto, now pretends he never did that. He and a large number of other Republicans want to keep Obamacare in place.
The House Freedom Caucus, despite the barbs, jeers, and attacks from the Wall Street Journal editorial page to a host of establishment oriented pundits to the President himself, held their ground and demanded the legislation move right. They should be commended.
They’re going to vote for this now. I still think they should just leave it all alone. The moment they vote for this plan, which will not repeal Obamacare or really even fix it, they are going to own every bit of it. The media and Democrats will attack them for every pre-existing flaw in Obamacare that is not going to get fixed by this legislation.
Read the rest from Erick Erickson HERE and follow links to related stories below:

Strike Two For GOP On Obamacare Promises

Freedom Caucus Concessions Might Not Be Enough To Get Healthcare Bill Passed

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