We’ve lost track of the number of times the Rodney Frelinghuysen and Scott Garret joined their fellow GOP members of congress in a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This time the bill to repeal the ACA made it to the President’s desk.
Sixteen million Americans would lose health coverage under the Republican plan. Actually – what is the Republican plan? Speaker Paul Ryan has made it clear that the GOP has no alternative to the ACA. None!
Ryan says his party’s draconian move is meant to make healthcare an issue in the upcoming elections. It’s hard to see what Republicans stand to gain by discontinuing a program that seems to be working for at least 16 million Americans. Ryan admits that the GOP has no alternative proposals. He seems satisfied to leave 16 million fellow Americans high and dry without medical insurance. This is more than irresponsible, it’s outrageous.