This story is prompted by The Hill Issuewatch Healthcare email this afternoon. Most citizens probably believe that the Congress has completely lost it about Obamacare. They have been at this for years and have failed to come up with better legislation. Here is why.
First, neither the House nor the Senate has come clean with Americans about what they perceive to be the needs and outcomes. You can't develop solutions to something that you haven't defined.
Obama set the standard, "Affordable care for all Americans." Is that what this President and Congress are intending to provide? Yes or no?
Therein lies the problem. The Congress and President's answers are no because they don't want to make wealthy Americans pay for it. They would rather have uninsured people die out of sight than to quantify the problem.
When Congress offered a solution that was harsh and much less than Obamacare, President Trump said that they were too mean.
Anything less that Obamacare is too mean.
"Week Ahead: Senate work on ObamaCare repeal intensifies
By Nathaniel Weixel
The GOP Senate's work on legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare is expected to heat up in the coming week."
Mean and Congress is meaner still.