It’s Happening: GOP Vote To Rob Millions Of Health Care
After weeks of failed attempts and negotiations, House Republicans are set to vote on their ill-conceived health care plan Thursday, without a review by the Congressional Budget Office or a clear sense that they have enough votes to pass the legislation.
GOP leaders announced Wednesday night that the House would vote on the widely hated Trumpcare legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, several news outlets reported.
The move came after three congressmen who looked opposed signed on to an amendment that had already flipped two other Republicans, according to the Huffington Post.
“We have the votes,” Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told reporters following a meeting with leadership. And with those late switches, McCarthy may finally be right.
Republicans also will be going to the floor without certainty ― or even basic knowledge ― of what their bill will do. Congress still has not received a Congressional Budget Office score for the legislation after a significant amendment brokered between moderate Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) and Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) was added to the bill.
Ryan, nevertheless, tried to rally support for Trumpcare, and apparently turned to the Almighty during a House Republican caucus meeting.
“Dear Lord, help us to immiserate the poor. Help us to enfeeble the meek, to quicken the deaths of the innocent, to cast suffering upon the infirm, and to give Donald Trump a fat daddy tax cut. Amen”