Issue Of The Week: Taking Steps Toward A Broken Health Care System
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Issue Of The Week: Taking Steps Toward A Broken Health Care System

With replacement out of the picture, the health care nightmare furthers its descent.

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Issue Of The Week: Taking Steps Toward A Broken Health Care System
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With the latest updates from Friday, no headway seems to be in sight for an upcoming health care bill.

What happened?

With the expected vote for the passing of the new health care bill as the representative replacement for the Affordable Care Act, no progress seemed to be in sight as the Republican Party has begun to opt for a new approach. President Trump announced on Friday, June 30th, that there will only be a repealing of Obamacare with a gradual replacement process upcoming in the near future. Highly representative of the stagnating progress that was displayed by this current Presidency, yet another promise that was made on the campaign trial by President Trump is either delayed or negated outright.

This was the initial perspective of the Republican party upon the election of President Trump, which was thrown asunder after President Trump made a demand upon coming to power to propose an immediate replacement. However, a regress back to the initial plan is currently extremely risky as well, as it risks not only losing the currently present Republican votes for the repeal but also increasing the present problems with the current health care system in the United States.

The presented proposal, regarding progress in terms of Senator Mitch McConnell, merely contributed a prospect of stagnation through providing open options for health care corporations, giving them extremely lax maintenance with following the regulation related with health care. This has led to debate about the metrics of the repealing of the ACA, attempting to decide exactly how much of the act ought to be repealed as well as what provisions would be put in place to regulate such changes. A tax on investment income is one of the options being deliberated as a temporary measure to maintain the ban.

What does this mean?

The prospect of an unpredictable future regarding health care places the lives of millions of Americans in direct limbo, an act certainly not fit for a political party. Placing the lives of citizens whose interests are represented by those voting on this bill is completely antithetical to the actual needs of the population.

Stagnation, however, is not foreign to the current regimen. This is yet another testament to further turbulence from the Republican party as well as the current presidency, clearly displaying the lack of order with the current presidential administration. The constant failure to live up to the expectations demanded by the general population only decreases the legitimacy of the government as well as the presidency. This results in a further divide of the nation and the government, following suit to walk in the exact opposite direction of the promised ideas presented during the campaign of President Trump.

The health care nightmare of the United States is only about to get worse.

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