Nancy Pelosi is pretty much the last person I would turn to if I wanted to get a read on the pulse of the American public.
She took to Twitter with this gem, earlier today:
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 9, 2017
Well, Nan, that’s not exactly true. Have you looked over the results of the last election, yet?
Specifically, however, she was speaking about the (un)Affordable Care Act and the prospect of House GOP members repealing the law.
Pelosi’s tweet includes a link to a poll from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation that found 47 percent of those surveyed oppose repealing President Obama’s signature healthcare law.
The Jan. 6 survey found that 20 percent of people want ObamaCare repealed immediately and would be willing to wait for the details of any kind of replacement, a strategy many congressional Republicans favor.
Twenty-eight percent, meanwhile, support waiting for a replacement before repealing the law, while 47 percent oppose the repeal entirely.
Much of this can be attributed to the public’s stress fatigue.
The introduction of “Obamacare” stripped many families of the healthcare programs they had, then forced them to buy back less affordable plans.
It also placed heavy penalties on those who neglected to sign up.
There has been so much back and forth, the public has lost confidence in the government to do the right thing.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed Monday that Democrats will not let Republicans scrap the healthcare law without a fight.
“Tonight, we are taking to the floor and social media to denounce the plan and warn the American people that the Democrats will be fighting tooth and nail against this potentially catastrophic move,” he said. “Right now the GOP’s plan would put the insurance companies back in the driver’s seat and create chaos.”
Democrats really are out of touch.
When insurance companies compete, the winner is always the public.
I’d much rather have that scenario than the government’s hand in one more area.
“We’re from the government and we’re here to help.”
A vote on budgeting is expected in the Senate this week, and this will kick off the GOP’s drive to repeal the law.
Only Senator Rand Paul has vowed to stand against a repeal vote that happens with no other plan in place. That being said, he has suggested that he has a workable proposal to replace Obamacare, and that he’ll present his plan later this week.