Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 - SENATE BILL
Senate Republican upgrade to the House ACA (passed May 4, 2017). Senate voting is targeted for the week of June 26th.

EPIC FAIL! Promise Broken!

from The Gray Area:

Republicans in the Senate have failed in their attempt to repeal Obamacare. They have broken their promise to voters going back 8 years. Give us the House Republicans said, give us the Senate Republicans said, give us the White House Republicans said, and we will repeal Obamacare. They got all that in 2016, and what did the voters get - nothing! An embarrassing display of incompetence is what we got.

Republicans lose. Democrats win. American people lose big.

This may turn out to be a failure of historic proportions, given it's impact of the future of the country, unless some magic is worked. And it doesn't appear very likely that any will happen.

Each Republican Senator who could not find a way to support this bill should not be re-elected in 2018 (or the next time they come up for re-election).

According to The Washington Post, these are the Republican Senators who failed the American voters:

These senators are up for re-election in 2018.

Thirty-one states took money from the federal government and expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. These 'no vote' senators represent states that decided to expand.

These 'no vote' senators are from a state with a big drop in uninsured:

McConnell has said that now they will go for straight Repeal with Replace within two years. At least three of the above senators (Collins, Murkowski & Capito) have said they will not support that vote either.

President Trump has said we will wait for Obamacare to collapse and then the Democrats will come to Republicans for a solution. This is the worst possible alternative. Obamacare was designed to fail by the Democrats. When it fails the fix is a single payer solution. Unless President Trump believes Obamacare will fail before November, 2018, the solution will be government run, 'free' healthcare for all. A certain trip to the bankruptcy court for the USA. And declining healthcare quality almost immediately. In November, 2018, the voters will switch the Senate to Democrats, and possibly the House, and we will have the reverse of the past eight years, where President Trump will be vetoing every single payer option put in front of him the way President Obama vetoed every ACA repeal before him. Another failure for the American people.

The priority order on these Senators should be as follows: 2018: Bob Corker (TN) Dean Heller (NV) 2020: Susan Collins (Me) (unless she runs for Gov in 2018) Shelley Moore Capito (WVa) 2022: Lisa Murkowski (AK) Jerry Moran (KA)

Sen McConnell as the majority leader of the Senate, should not be re-elected (2020). He failed as the leader. We need a new leader, as President Trump says, who will win!

Another option is to elect more Republican Senators, but that is going to be a tall order given the epic fail the American voter has been watching in the Republican led US Senate the past few months.

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