Senate Republicans procrastinated for seven years on coming up with an acceptable and workable replacement for Obamacare. They kept running on campaign promises to repeal and replace but were never prepared to make good on their word until this year. Now, like a school kid trying to write a term paper the night before it’s due, they hurriedly through something together that is unacceptable to too many Republicans, resulting in a delay in the crucial vote.
Senate Republicans are delaying their effort to vote on legislation repealing ObamaCare until after the July 4 recess after a number of members said they opposed the current bill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told members of the decision on Tuesday at a closed-door meeting.
“He simply said I think we need more time to work on it, we don’t have the votes right now,” Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) told reporters after the meeting.
A Congressional Budget Office score on the measure found the Senate bill would leave 22 million more people without insurance compared to present law over the next decade…
Don’t be fooled by the CBO projection of 22 million left without healthcare insurance. They also projected many more millions of Americans would be insured under Obamacare, but in reality, they missed the mark by many million. Most of those that would be left uncovered are the ones that Obama extended Medicaid to cover, but that cost the federal government and states millions of dollars neither has.