They keep saying Democrats did the same thing with Obamacare. That’s not true.
This is nonsense, as historians and the reporters who covered the 2009 and 2010 debate keep pointing out. Yes, Democrats cut plenty of backroom deals and pulled plenty of legislative tricks to get their bill through Congress. That’s how complicated legislation always comes together. And, yes, Democrats ultimately passed the Affordable Care Act on a party-line vote. But what Republicans are doing now is fundamentally different and truly unprecedented for legislation of this consequence.
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I MUST VENT HERE: MITCH MCCONNELL HAS ONE PRIORITY. PROTECT HIMSELF AND THE GOP POWER IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AT ALL COSTS.
HE’S A GREASY WEASEL HIDING WHAT HE’S DOING AND KEEPING IT SECRET AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. TO KEEP AMERICANS FROM KNOWING THE GOP STILL ONLY HAS A PISS-POOR “REPLACEMENT” FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THE RESULT BEING TENS OF MILLIONS WILL BE THROWN BACK INTO THE CYCLE OF NO MEDICAL CARE EXCEPT IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS. HEALTH SYSTEMS WILL GO BACK TO DEVOTING RESOURCES TO PATIENT CARE IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IN LIEU OF PREVENTATIVE CARE. CHRONICALLY ILL PEOPLE WITH NO INSURANCE WILL AGAIN GO WITHOUT CARE AND DIE NEEDLESSLY.