Yesterday the GOP controlled Congress finally managed to push out a bill that repealed major parts of the Affordable Care Act. For the first time a bill that repeals part of President Obama’s “signature” legislation will arrive on his desk.
Where he will immediately veto it.
And there isn’t a veto-proof majority in Congress, so we will still be stuck with the massive mess that is the ACA.
In the mean time, there still isn’t a replacement for the ACA in the works. At least, we don’t know about it if there is. I’d be OK with just going back to the way things were before, but we did need to fix some things. A bill that repeals and replaces the ACA with something that addresses some of those old issues would be much better received.
In the meantime our lawmakers make show votes and don’t actually do anything to help people who are now paying more for worse coverage under the ACA. The ACA is not affordable, and no one cares.