The Roll Back of Obamacare Gains Strength

A last ditch push by the Republicans to roll back the Affordable Care Act had started to gain momentum on Monday evening when the opposition from the leading patient advocates and healthcare organizations mounted up. This particular incident has set up the stage for another dramatic Senate vote to decide the future of the law that was formulated in the year 2010 known as Obamacare during the time when Barack Obama was the president of the United States. The prospects for a new repeal legislation that was sponsored by Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham remained uncertain but at the same time the proposal won an important endorsement on Monday from a key Republican governor who was Doug Ducey (AZ).

This has brought forward the possibility that the senior senator of the state of John McCain who had casted the crucial vote in the month of July to kill the last repeal push which could back the new bill. John McCain mentioned that he would be influenced by the position of Doug Ducey and he has also called for a less biased & less rushed approach to healthcare legislation. On Monday afternoon the Republican senator said that he was still undecided whether to support or not to support the bill. He explained to reporters that he would prefer the health care legislation to go through the normal process of the committee. The last ditch effort by the GOP may be the worst Obamacare repeal bill.

The supporters of Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham aim to bring the point to a discussion in the Senate in the coming week which was just days ahead of the expiration of the previous rules that existed which could in turn allow it to pass 50 votes instead of the 60 votes which is the required measure that is typically needed for a decision. This in turn has prompted the leading medical and the patient groups to intensify the warnings that the proposal of Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham could just devastate the coverage for the tens of millions of vulnerable Americans. This particular bill would go far beyond repealing the key parts of the signature health care law of the previous president of the United States, Barack Obama. It would fundamentally change how the states and the federal government divide the cost of providing health care to the Americans.

January 16, 2022 - 18:22
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