Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Minority Leader from Kentucky informed his colleagues in the Senate that the vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be a good chance to correct the mistake they made in passing the healthcare reform last year. He stated that “It’s no secret the American people don’t like the health bill that passed and if you’ve talked with doctors or nurses or anybody else involved in health care over the last year, most of them will tell you they don’t like it either.”
Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader countered that “they (republicans) want to replace patient’s rights with insurance companies’ power. They want to replace health with sickness”.
The Senate which is controlled by the Democrats voted down the repeal. The vote was 47-51 with most of the votes along party lines.
Yet again, we see our senators (who are supposed to be representing not only our interests but our desires) can not put down their party endorsements to look closely at what would work for the public good.
However much the two parties bicker, the ultimate decision may in fact be won in the Supreme Court on the issue of constitutionality.
What is your opinion on this issue?