Will it stay?

Nicholas Murphy , Staff Writer

With many people glued to the news nowadays, it’s no secret there has been an extensive debate over the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare.
The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, was put into place on March 23, 2010 to provide affordable healthcare to all Americans.
The Affordable Care Act promised to provide a healthcare system that provides to all, the ability to keep your healthcare plan, the ability to keep your doctor, the decrease of premiums, no increase in taxes for families making under $250,000 a year and no addition to the deficit.
The truth about the matter is that much of what was promised never was given. Obamacare has left 30 million Americans without healthcare, millions of Americans have had their health plans canceled, millions of Americans are unable to keep their doctor, many families have seen an increase in premiums each year, 18 new taxes on ObamaCare and ObamaCare has added around 6 trillion deficit long term.
This is why the Republican party is trying to pass a bill calling for the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare. The Republican’s 147 page bill will terminate Obamacare and replace it with a new an improved national healthcare system.
“We have to repeal Obamacare, and it can be and it can be replaced with something much better for everybody. Let it be for everybody. But much better and much less expensive for people and for the government. And we can do it.” said President Donald J. Trump.
The Republican’s first attempt to pass the bill, on July 25, 2017, was a complete failure with a total vote of 43 for and 57 against. All 48 Democrats in Congress voted against the bill, along with nine Republicans. The remaining 43 Republicans voted in favor of the bill.
With the first attempt failed, the Republicans put a new partial repeal up for vote in Congress on July 26. The vote came out to be 45 for, and 55 against. With seven Republicans and all the Democrats voting against the bill. This second failure to pass the bill resulted in a hard hit for Trump.
“As I have always said, let Obamacare fail and then come together and do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!” said President Trump.
“I’ve talked to people on both sides of the aisle about this, Republicans and Democrats, I hate saying both sides of the aisle, it makes me like a Washington insider, but when you talk to them, there is sort of in the back of their mind a sense that ultimately they’re going to have to figure this out,” Governor John Kasich was quoted as saying.
The Republicans, not willing to give up, created a “skinny” repeal amendment, which took away more than half of the original bill. The bill was voted on July 28, 2017, and came the closest to being passed over the three attempts. The end result came out to 49 for, and 51 against. With three Republicans and all the Democrats voting against the bill. “Three Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let Obamacare implode, then deal. Watch!” said Trump after the third failure to repeal.
With much of the Republican party disappointed, including the president, it is unknown whether the vote to repeal and replace Obamacare will ever come to light again. With the Democrats not willing to budge on their position, Americans may never get the repeal of Obamacare.