Capitol Hill is a battle ground right now. The battle is focused on the Affordable Care Act and whether or not to repeal it. Republican leaders have been attempting to pass a repeal and replace, but their replacement option has come under harsh criticism from so many. One of the major players in this battle is Senator John McCain.
Last time McCain had a flair for the dramatic when he walked into the room in the middle of the night and voted with a thumbs down to squash the last Affordable Care Act replacement. McCain himself is battling brain cancer and is looking to his christian values for reasoning. He knows that by repealing this act millions would lose health care.
“I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried,” Mr. McCain said. “Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it.” McCain is not the only Republican senator to vote no on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Senator Rand Paul and Susan Collins both said no to it.
“We should not be content to pass health care legislation on a party-line basis, as Democrats did when they rammed Obamacare through Congress in 2009,’’ Mr. McCain said. “If we do so, our success could be as short-lived as theirs when the political winds shift, as they regularly do.’’ Trump’s twitter response was, “Rand Paul, or whoever votes against Hcare Bill, will forever (future political campaigns) be known as “the Republican who saved ObamaCare.”
The Republicans must come up with a replacement that allows people to still affordably get healthcare without premiums skyrocketing and people losing the care that they absolutely deserve. “I take no pleasure in announcing my opposition,” Mr. McCain said. “Far from it. The bill’s authors are my dear friends, and I think the world of them. I know they are acting consistently with their beliefs and sense of what is best for the country. So am I.” What do you think?