In Massachusetts, where former Governor Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, implemented a similar law, just 1 percent of the population is subject to the penalty, Lew said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.
As the White House Chief of Staff says in this article the Republicans in Congress need to get over it as far as ACA (American Care Act) is concerned and move on to something that will actually do some good for the country. They fought tooth and nail to repeal Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and such and lost every time.
I have heard that their present battle now that the Supreme Court decision didn’t go their way, is like a dog chasing its own tail. They just don’t know when to stop. They keep growling and groaning that the present law is bad for us but they also give us no idea of just what they would replace it with other than to give us some minimal “voucher” and then turn us over to whatever the insurance companies want to provide. Is it acceptable to them that 30 million Americans have no healthcare? Is it acceptable to them to deny healthcare because you are sick? We don’t know the answers to those questions because they haven’t gotten around to addressing them. They would much rather just complain that the current version is unacceptable.
If they really hope to gain the White House next year they need to quit whining and start offering solutions other than to just tear down the existing establishments. Sometimes destruction is necessary to assemble something better to take its place but when you are just tearing down for the sake of tearing down it serves absolutely no purpose. I guess those folks who do nothing but complain hope that the rest of you don’t come to the same conclusions I have. If you do we will end up voting all those scoundrels out of office. Then they might have to find some real work.
But what do I know…