House GOP lawmakers are preparing to introduce their bill to repeal major portions of Obamacare, with a committee markup expected the week of March 6, leadership sources told CNN.Republicans are still planning to include “replacement” measures in the repeal bill that involve the expansion of Health Savings Accounts, significant changes to Medicaid and tax credits, sources said.The strategy allows the GOP to move simultaneously on repealing and replacing some parts of the healthcare law and attempt to quell widespread opposition to rolling back Obamacare without any clarity on an alternative.Top policy aides last week continued drafting legislative language while consulting with the Congressional Budget Office on how much elements of the bill would cost and how many people would be insured, according to sources. The price tag of the Obamacare repeal legislation and the impact on coverage will be critical to whether party leaders can sell the proposal to rank-and-file members across the board.
Here’s the thing… repealing Obamacare is going to be messy. The Democrats intended it to be difficult to undo and had years to make it so. But those same Democrats weren’t too concerned with the details, unintended consequences, costs, or any other such niceties when they passed it. Remember how we had to “pass it to see what’s in it?” So these same Democrats are being utterly hypocritical and disingenuous when they criticize Republicans for not having a fully baked replacement plan with every T crossed.
Rip off the band-aid and trust the American people and economy. Get. It. Done.