Former President Donald Trump recently published a post on Truth Social stating that if he should win the general election in 2024, he would trash Obamacare and would replace it with his own alternative. Personally, as long as it is compatible with a free market system and does not require a person to purchase something and penalize them if they don’t, I’ll be okay with it. It would be super awesome if it allowed for increased competition between insurance companies across state lines.
“Obamacare,” Trump posted, “is too expensive, and otherwise, not good healthcare.”
“I will come up with a much better, and less expensive, alternative! People will be happy, not sad!”
Here’s more from Newsmax:
According to a chart from Health System Tracker, out of 11 first-world countries, the United States paid the most in health care per capita — by nearly double — and had the lowest life expectancy.
“Getting much better Healthcare than Obamacare for the American people will be a priority of the Trump Administration,” the former president wrote in late Nov. “It is not a matter of cost; it is a matter of HEALTH. America will have one of the best Healthcare Plans anywhere in the world. Right now it has one of the WORST!”
Commenting the current state of health in the US, leading independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote on X back in Sept., “The epidemic of chronic disease isn’t random. We’ve created a toxic environment and a multi-trillion-dollar sick-care industry to manage the consequences.”
Nonetheless, according to The Hill, GOP lawmakers said Obamacare is unlikely to be replaced.
“Whether we can build a political consensus for something else or not remains to be seen,” Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican stated.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican and the ranking GOP member on the Senate Health Committee, also stated he’s doubtful they can find an alternative to the Affordable Care Act.
“It’s a narrowly divided Congress. It’s unlikely to happen.”
And this is exactly the problem.
Americans are sick and tired of elected officials not doing their jobs and simply playing politics in order to keep their jobs and make an easy living. It’s disgusting in just about every conceivable way. Do the will of the people who elect you to these positions. It’s that simple. The people of this country have made it clear that our healthcare system needs an overhaul, but Obamacare is not the solution.
It’s the duty of those who have been duly elected as representatives and senators to figure out the problem, to offer up solutions that will reduce the cost of healthcare, preserve liberty, and encourage competition between companies. That’s the reason they are in office. Present us with real solutions to fix the problem. No more political games.
You’d think this wouldn’t be asking all that much, but it sure seems like the lazy suckers in Congress believe it is. Obamacare should have been gone long ago. The fact it isn’t is proof the establishment is still powerful and needs to be flushed out.
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