House Democrats are doing everything they can to save the American healthcare system by planning to vote on a resolution next week that will denounce the Trump administration’s second push to destroy the Affordable Care Act.
CNN reported that “House Democrats will vote Tuesday on a resolution condemning the Trump administration’s decision to call for the elimination of the entire Affordable Care Act.”
According to the report, the resolution states, “The actions taken by the Trump Administration seeking the invalidation of the ACA’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and later the invalidation of the entire ACA, are an unacceptable assault on the health care of the American people.”
Furthermore, House Democrats are putting pressure of the Department of Justice to “reverse its position in agreeing with the ruling of a federal judge in Texas that invalidated Obamacare.”
Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer released a statement saying, “I hope Members on both sides of the aisle, including the many Republicans who pledged in advance of the last election not to abandon those with pre-existing conditions, will join in supporting it and making the House’s position in support of the law clear.”
Though, let’s be honest, it’s a long-shot to think that Republicans will be doing anything less than following the word of their dictator, Donald Trump.
However, it is worth noting that healthcare has been a huge and increasingly important issue for voters as we move closer and closer towards the 2020 election. Not only is the Democratic push to save healthcare for millions of Americans and those with pre-existing conditions expected to be “largely symbolic,” it will also serve as an opportunity to set the tone for a lot of Republicans that will be going on the record to essentially say that they don’t give a shit whether you live or die.
This is a chance for the GOP to show that they stand for the American public, who wants to keep their healthcare. This could be a huge deciding factor for a lot of voters. If they follow in Trump’s destructive footsteps — it’s very likely to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
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