The media is preparing for a field day of hate coverage as Senate Republicans announced they plan on introducing their Obamacare replacement bill this week, probably Thursday. There is still a great deal of turmoil and controversy within the ranks of Republicans over the bill that no one has yet seen, which means that getting the Senate version passed will definitely be an uphill battle.
Senate Republicans are in the final stages of producing a sweeping rewrite of the nation’s health-care laws after weeks of highly secretive deliberations and lingering frustration among the rank and file over how to fulfill the party’s signature campaign promise of the past seven years.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the GOP leadership will produce a “discussion draft” of the health-care bill on Thursday. Several Republicans said a vote could come as soon as next week — even as key senators expressed concern about the emerging legislation, the secrecy surrounding it and the level of disagreement that remains.
“We’re going to lay out a discussion draft Thursday morning, you’ll be able to take a look at it,” McConnell told reporters. He declined to discuss the specifics of what he planned to present. McConnell said the Senate would proceed to the bill once it receives a score from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office…
I’ve said it before, but no replacement will be good. You can’t replace a bad socialist program with a good socialist program because there is no such thing. Whatever the Senate Republicans offer will either fall way short of what everyone wants or it will be far too costly for the nation and the American people. The best thing to do is to wait and allow Obamacare to finish imploding in on itself so the American people can really see what a disaster it is.