It seems to finally be over, Libertarian Tea Party leader Senator Mike Lee has joined Libertarian Tea Party leader Senator Rand Paul to vote against the GOP plan because it does not hurt enough people hard enough.
Rand Paul now the #1 right-wing lunatic in the Senate. With Mike Lee and Tom Price 2nd and 3rd runner up. Oh damn, I forgot Ted Cruz and his amendment for insurance policies that cost nothing and do nothing which even the insurance companies said was untenable.
The Republican plan still transfers almost a trillion dollars from Medicaid to tax breaks for the wealthy, puts pre existing condition coverage beyond most everyone’s ability to pay, increases copays and caps lifetime coverage. Creating the real thing when it comes to Death Panels.
Oh by the way, this REPEAL ONLY vote just runs the issue down the road for 2 years. Which is kind of ballsy considering Democrats more than likely winning the House and Senate before that.