Not sure why Dems are trying to stop Republicans from voting on health care tomorrow. I don’t always wish a motherfucker would hold a vote on destroying millions of people’s health care but there’s no way on earth this thing passes the Senate. I mean, look at these poll numbers:
Public sentiment is particularly lopsided in favor of an aspect of the current health-care law that blocks insurers from charging more or denying coverage to customers with medical conditions. About 8 in 10 Democrats, 7 in 10 independents and even a slight majority of Republicans say that should continue to be a national mandate, rather than an option for states to retain or drop.
These Tuesday group moderates, or whatever they’re calling themselves these days, are correct:
The latest changes, hammered out by Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows (R-NC), and one of the moderates’ own, Tuesday Group co-chair Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), allows states to opt out of ACA insurer mandates in a way that would essentially gut its pre-existing conditions protections, the Holy Grail of the promises many Republicans made about their replacement.
“I spent the whole work period hearing from people pissed about pre-existing conditions,” one moderate lawmaker told CNN on Wednesday. “This isn’t helpful.”
Another moderate was overheard by the Hill telling a staffer: “If I vote for this healthcare bill it will be the end of my career.”
If these idiots walk the plank on this unpopular piece of shit…