The Trump regime recently shifted its support toward a legal effort to have the entire Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) thrown out in court and Trump responded to that news by saying the Republican party will become the "party of health care," but the lawmakers who are supposedly working on a new health care plan aren't actually working on anything.
Politico caught up with the Republican senators named to Trump's mythical health care team and at least one of them, Senator Rick Scott, had no idea Trump was going to name him.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) says any new plan has to come from the White House — and that he had no warning Trump planned to make him part of the health policy group. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) won't say more than he and colleagues are “working on health care thoughts.” John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), when asked about the Republican plan, turned the question back on the opposition, saying, “Democrats want to go to the complete government takeover of health care.”
And Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), the fourth member of Trump’s team, hasn’t committed to anything more than “conversations with colleagues” about health care affordability.
Senator Barrasso has reportedly held talks with the White House in which they agreed that blaming Democrats for holes in our health care system is easier than drafting their own plans.
He's not wrong, I must say.
Pointing fingers at the other party when you've spent literally a decade undermining Obamacare and doing everything you can to break the system is much easier than than fixing it. And Republicans have no intention of fixing it. Every plan they've ever considered would make things considerably worse, not better.
At the end of the day, the most basic Republican principle is that people who can't afford to pay out of pocket for health care deserve to die.