33 Republicans who Voted No on Trump’s Proposed Changes to Obama’s Affordable Care Act: The Republican Party is in Chaos
Here are the Republicans who would not budge from their decisions to vote “no” on the Healthcare bill. The 33 Republican members of Congress are listed below. The New York Times analyzed how the Republican bill compares with the Obama Affordable Care Act.
Raúl R. Labrador
Frank A. LoBiondo
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Christopher H. Smith
Walter B. Jones
OUR FREE OPINION
We do not express an opinion regarding what changes to the Affordable Care Act should be made here. However, it is clear that some are required. It is equally apparent that the conservative bloc of Republicans noted above are far too extreme in many instances. Our primary point in this piece is to express dismay over how disorganized the Republicans are. For years, and particularly during the Presidential campaign, Republicans have been hammering “Obama Care” and in most cases, calling for the complete repeal of the bill. Now that the Republicans have the majority in the House, they can’t agree over what changes should be made. Because of their inability to reach a consensus, Obama Care lives on in full force. While it is true that reasonable people can disagree over what changes are needed, it is inconceivable that such a large number of Republicans can’t unite for the purpose of reaching SOME accord. It is as if the Republicans can’t handle the challenge. President Trump received a setback and is now left saying that “Obama Care” will self-implode, and that “politically” speaking, the failure of the bill to pass is a blessing in disguise– because in it’s present form, the bill is purely a Democrat creation. Trump’s spin on things may be true, but the bigger issue is the chaos in the Republican party. One can only guess how chaotic the tax reform process will be.