Posted by | January 7, 2017 21:01 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Politics

They’ve only had years to figure it out.

A growing number of Senate Republicans are resisting the idea of repealing Obamacare without a concrete replacement proposal, complicating GOP plans to move swiftly to undo the health care law.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) started the open, intra-party dissension this week when the libertarian-leaning senator urged Republicans to vote on a replacement plan at the same time they pass a repeal bill. He was followed a day later by hard-line conservative Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), then by the more centrist Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.).

And Paul said on Twitter late Friday that the most important Republican, President-elect Donald Trump, is fully on board, too.

“I just spoke to @realDonaldTrump and he fully supports my plan to replace Obamacare the same day we repeal it,” Paul wrote. “The time to act is now.”

At least a half-dozen GOP senators have now expressed public or private concerns about the party’s current trajectory. Their worry: Republicans will be blamed for wreaking havoc on the health care system and causing people to lose their coverage without any assurance they have a superior — or any — plan of their own.

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  • The Original Just Me

    Duh !!!

  • arc99

    If the ACA were as awful as claimed by all those supporters of the 60 and counting repeal bills, why is it so hard to get rid of? Logically, if the right wing critics were telling the truth, America would chomping at the bit to throw the whole thing in the trash. But even GOP leadership is reluctant.

    As they say, actions speak louder than words. Their words say REPEAL.

    Their actions show that even they know how beneficial the ACA has been as they struggle to keep their low information base happy. Kentucky is a solid red state. Kentuckians love their KyNect insurance. There would be no KyNect without the ACA.

    The KyNect paradox is a good an answer as any when trying to answer the question, how the hell did Trump get elected.

  • “Oh no! Why didn’t someone warn us this could happen!”
    Uh, yeah, riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

  • Jerry

    Just an FYI… You are going to start hearing about Singapore’s healthcare system in the coming months as part of the Republican so-called “replacement plan” so here is an overview:

    Singapore Style Healthcare in America: http://www.purplepublic.com/singapore-style-healthcare-in-america.html

    • Hirightnow

      Oh, so …another fund for them to divert money from?

    • arc99

      In reviewing the summary at the link your provide, the Singapore model provides for

      1. Mandatory participation in a Health Savings Account (individual mandate)
      2. Government program to cover those who do not have required funds in HSA.

      Sounds like single payer to me.

      • Jerry

        I would say it is more like a single-payer system for catastrophic acute care.

        While putting more of an individualist/self-insurance twist on basic primary care.

  • oldfart

    “Their worry: Republicans will be blamed for wreaking havoc on the health care system and causing people to lose their coverage without any assurance they have a superior — or any — plan of their own.”

    How odd,
    NOW they have worry and concern for their citizenry, REALLY ???
    Better yet, whatever they replace it with had better be GREAT…tRump promised.

  • StoneyCurtisll

    After voting to repeal the ACA 30-40-50 times..
    They just now begin thinking of a replacement plan?
    And worry about, maybe this might not be popular with voters?
    We are so screwed.