Many people have not been happy with Paul Ryan’s healthcare bill. Many are calling it ‘Obamacare Lite’ or ‘Obamacare 2.0’. However, something shocking about the bill was just discovered. According to Rep. Thomas Massie, many Republicans are planning on voting against the bill. This would ruin Paul Ryan.
“This bill would replace the subsidies, penalties, and mandates of Obamacare with subsidies, penalties, and mandates of what we’re calling ‘Obamacare-lite,’” explained Massie.
“Frankly, the number of calls to my office – and we only keep track of the constituents who call, in other words, those who are among the 750,000 people I represent – the calls are running 275 against this bill to 4 supporting the bill. That’s like almost 100 to 1 against this bill. And I can tell you, every other congressional office is receiving the same number of calls,” he explained.
“Now, half of these people that are calling want to keep Obamacare, and the other half want a full repeal, but nobody’s happy with this bill,” he continued. “I have personally spoken to 29 colleagues here, conservative colleagues who oppose the bill as of yesterday evening,” he said.
“That’s not counting the moderates, and there are at least six of those on the record in the news. So there are three dozen against this bill. What are the people saying that are for this on Capitol Hill? Well, they’re trying to tell us it’s a binary decision, that you can either take it or leave it. We think the negotiation starts when one party says ‘no.’ That’s why we’re going to say no,” explained Massie.
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