March 4, 2017 by Chris Kite
I can remember the Obamacare roll out very well. Republicans were upset that the bill was so big and that they didn’t have more time to review it before voting (no) on it. They complained about the secrecy and lack of transparency behind the development of the bill. In 2010, it cost enough Democrats their positions that Republicans took back Congress and narrowed the Democratic edge in the Senate.
So it seems like very poor planning to be keeping the Obamacare replacement bill under lock and key while simultaneously avoiding contact with their constituents. This is helping to fire up Democrats, liberals, independents, and moderates across the country. Healthcare is serious. It is literally life or death. It is complex. It impacts virtually every citizen of the country. This bill should be out in the open so that people can review it and discuss it. It should be getting examined by experts in the field so that people can be informed what the impacts will be.
The fact that Republicans are locking it away and not letting anyone see it should be a strong indication of just how bad for the American people this bill is!