The 172-page Health Care bill needs a thorough study about the proposals it carries, so to understand the situation better, let’s have a look at the major highlights of this bill that lacks a significant amount of votes to pass. The bill is not very different from the initial bill that was released earlier by the Senators and the fundamentals of this bill follow the initial ideology and propositions. This bill keeps the sharp Medicaid cuts which cause resentment amongst the moderates. The inclusion of “Cruz Amendment”, which allows states to offer their citizen with parallel health insurance policies which are affordable and have a positive impact for the low-income groups of the society. These regulations would not have Obama care regulations attached to them. The rich facets of the society will be taxed more and a significant amount of money needs to be allocated for fighting against the opioid crisis. The opioid is a detrimental drug that affects opioid receptors in our body, creating a numb or hallucinated vision for the addict.
Though the bill is claimed to different from Obama’s health care bill, however a comprehensive study of this bill makes it quite evident that the basic structure and foundations of this bill remain just quite the same. The bill is aimed at revoking some of the taxes that Obama’s regime introduced and relaxing conditions of the entitlement program for the low-income groups to give them a moderate standard of living. There is a dividing line between the moderate and conservative Republicans who have their reservations regarding the bill and have failed to unanimously pass this bill in the Senate. This bill has met with a lot of criticism and skepticism by some key Republican senators. No Democrat is expected to vote against the Obama health care bill, McConell needs 50 votes out of 52 to get this bill passed by the Senate which seems nearly impossible because of the evident dividing lines amongst Republicans. Susan Collins, Rand Paul, and several other Republicans have openly opposed the bill and have refused to vote in its favor until further discussions are undertaken and a bill that satisfies all facets of Republicans is bought on the table.
Surprisingly, despite having immense power and enjoying political influence, McConnal has failed to get the consent of all the Republicans on this bill and this is not favorable for the party. McConnel has been trying to negotiate, discuss, take suggestions, and is trying to subside this tornado of disagreements in the Republican party. The new proposal has been aimed at spending an additional $70 billion offsetting consumers’ costs and $45 billion for treating opioid addiction.
We will have to wait for the next draft as this health care bill will not pass due to lacking support and causing troubles within the Republicans.