[ANALYSIS] Bipartisan Support May Be Solution to All of Healthcare

It is hard to really understand what Mitch McConnell and other Republicans were thinking when they decided that a full repeal without a proper replacement was even a decent proposal.

Was it a punishment for not passing their bill? Or perhaps something a little more convoluted?

Perhaps they thought that, without “Obamacare” there would be no other choice but to vote for “Trumpcare”.

Whatever the case, what we do know, is that a proper bill from the Republicans alone seems improbable. It seems that they will not win over even those within their own party.

What is needed now, is an absolute bipartisan bill or a bipartisan revision to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

According to a report from the LA Times, 71% of Americans would rather see Republicans work with Democrats to work on a revision of the bill, instead of a repeal and replace plan. Democrats, like Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, say too, that the time for repeal and replace is over, and that it is time to begin a bipartisan plan.

In fact, more recently, some Republicans have been toying with the reality that it might be time to work with Democrats on something better.

Most people know that the Affordable Care Act is far from perfect. It covers people in certain states and not others. There are many cases that show premiums rising under the Affordable Care Act, and that is indeed a truth in the matter of Healthcare. However, in much of these cases, as the expenses increase, so too do the federal subsidies, meaning that an insured American is not paying the full price of their coverage.

Still, despite the calls from Americans for a bipartisan plan for dealing with Affordable Care Act failures, President Trump still wants nothing more than to see it repealed or see it “fail”.

From day one, for seven years, the words on the tip of every Republican tongue was “repeal and replace”. However, with each failure by Mitch McConnell and the current majority Republican Party, bipartisanship looks like the saving grace for all Americans.


Below are some extra articles that contain details about Obamacare and how support for bipartisanship is on the rise. It is important to remember that Obamacare is not at all perfect. Some Democrats are afraid to admit it, but it’s true. But it is also not a death spiral bill like Republicans would have their constituents believe. Take a look at the articles and let us know what you think.

NPR: Federal Subsidies Rise with as Premiums Rise 22 Percent

Details of Kentucky’s Medicaid Expansions

The Atlantic: Mitch McConnell’s Repeal-Only Vote

Washington Examiner: McCain says to move on to Bipartisanship on Healthcare

The Hill: Manchin organizes Bipartisan Healthcare meeting

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