Republicans have officially failed to deliver on a promised repeal of Obamacare yesterday after Sen. John McCain switched sides to vote with Democrats.
McCain’s move against the repeal delivered the deciding vote joined with Sens. Murkowski and Collins who had already pledged to join Democrats against the repeal.
Despite having pledged to repeal Obamacare, McCain and Murkowski cited the need for ‘bipartisanship’.
Funny thing about that is Obamacare was passed in the first place without bipartisanship, so why should a repeal need it?
It’s a sell-out plain and simple, and now the American people are stuck with skyrocketing insurance premiums and evermore declining quality in care.
Thanks, Sen. McCain!
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Health Care Freedom Act, known as the “skinny repeal” bill, failed to pass through the Senate.
The Health Care Freedom Act failed 49-51. Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted against the bill. Sens. McCain and Murkowski pledged repeatedly to repeal Obamacare, whereas Sen. Collins consistently voted against any Obamacare repeal proposed by the Senate.
Not only have these Sens. McCain and Murkowski voted to repeal Obamacare, they publicly pledged to do so on the campaign trail and in the halls of the Senate. Here are two instances when these senators promised to repeal Obamacare:
- Lisa Murkowski, “This law is not affordable for anyone in Alaska. That is why I will support the bill that repeals the ACA and wipes out its harmful impacts. I can’t watch premiums for Alaskans shoot up by 30 percent or more each year, see businesses artificially constrained, or see the quality of public education decline.”
- John McCain, “It is clear that any serious attempt to improve our health care system must begin with a full repeal and replacement of Obamacare, and I will continue fighting on behalf of the people of Arizona to achieve it.”
The Health Care Freedom Act would have repealed Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate, provided states flexibility on Obamacare insurance regulations through waivers, increased Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution limits, repealed Obamacare’s medical device tax, and defunded Planned Parenthood for one year.