It is has been long known that the Republican Party has itched to repeal and replace Obamacare because it’s too big government and too expensive. The GOP desires to privatize health care, or have the government play a small role in it. At time when a replacement has been crafted and a moment in time where it controls a majority in both the House and the Senate, a major shock has occurred as House Republicans are now hesitant.
House GOP leaders issued a new plan last month with the President’s backing. The major aspects of it included tax credits that would pay for coverage, and major cuts to Medicaid and Planned Parenthood. This as well as leaving 24 million Americans without insurance angered Democrats. However, it is revealed that majority of Republicans don’t like it either.
Some Republicans believe this plan doesn’t go far enough in repealing Obamacare and privatizing health care while others worry that it goes too far and needs to set aside more funding for older and lower-income citizens. Nonetheless a vote in the House of Representatives was scheduled to happen but a large portion of Republicans are against the bill so the House decided to stall matters and think of a solution.
President Trump believes he has done enough talking with GOP leaders on the health care matter and set the ultimatum of leaving Obamacare if the Republican Party doesn’t follow through on the current bill drafted. Repealing and replacing Obamacare is a top priority on the GOP agenda. Now that they finally have the power to do it, it looks like they lack the consensus. It will be interesting to see what happens next.