Sunday, July 14, 2019

The GOP wants to destroy Obamacare so bad!

Yes, they most certainly do!

And they'll stop at nothing to do it.

Republicans--with trump's enthusiastic support--filed suit back in February of 2018, hoping to have the courts invalidate the Affordable Care Act and finally wipe away Barack Obama's most important achievement.

They may very well get their wish.

And sooner rather than later.

It is true that the SCOTUS will have the final say, but it is quite possible, if not likely, that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will rule in their favor.

Most within the GOP are hoping that the court will do just that.

But they have no clear plan to move forward if, indeed, it goes their way.

There is some awareness on their part that it will ignite a crisis in our healthcare system and galvanize support among the majority of the American electorate who support the ACA and do not want to see it taken away.

Yes, millions will lose their coverage. Thousands will die as a result.

Yes, the prohibition against insurance companies refusing to cover Americans with pre-existing conditions will almost certainly go away.

This is, without a doubt, the worst part of their disastrous and fool-hardy plan to kill Obamacare.

The chances of the ACA going away, putting at risk millions of Americans who depend on it?

Those chances are pretty good.

The chances of Republicans in Congress competently putting together anything to take its place and protect Americans whose welfare--and very lives--depend on the protections in the ACA?

Those chances are very, very close to zero.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

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