The Affordable Care Act was signed into law by Barack Obama on March 10, 2010. On February 27, 2017, Donald Trump, speaking before 46 U. S. governors, commented on repealing and replacing the ACA when he offhandedly said that “nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” This after the GOP had voted 65 times, with an Obama veto hanging over their vote, to repeal the ACA.
More recently, our Insane Clown Resident has deemed McConnell & Co.’s health care bill mean. This, even though the current Senate version has been seen by only a privilaged few, has not even been debated on the floor of the Senate.
Mitch McConnell wants to pass the current Republican health bill before the 4th. McConnell consistently has shown his contempt for our country with how he’s handled so many matters. There was his just say no maneuver day one of Obama’s presidency. Dare we bring up his maneuver with the Merrick Garland nomination. Jared and Ivanka are to complicit as McConnell is to contemptuous.
Members of Congress, both representatives and senators, are covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Their families are covered, but individual members receive a number of perks not available even to family members.
When the GOP hunkers down for the count, it should also consider placing members of Congress under the new replacement plan as well. Pre-existing conditions should be accommodated; Little Paul Ryan’s penchant for “brown nosing” or Mitch McConnell and Mike Pence’s ability to hide-in-plain-sight. Risk pools and block grants should also be offered to our legislators and their families.
Stick out your tongue and say ah.