Healthcare

The GOP’s New Obamacare Bill is a Secret Even to Republicans

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

House Republic leadership has drafted a new plan for repealing and "replacing" Obamacare, but virtually no one is allowed to see it.

The document is being treated a bit like a top-secret surveillance intercept. It is expected to be available to members and staffers on the House Energy and Commerce panel starting Thursday, but only in a dedicated reading room, one Republican lawmaker and a committee aide said. Nobody will be given copies to take with them. [...]

Republican leaders are trying to avoid a repeat of what happened last time. When an outdated draft leaked last week, it was quickly panned by conservatives.

Their new fantasy "replacement" bill is literally being guarded and even Republican senators are not allowed to see it.

But wait, there's a surprise twist to the story!

The bill isn't even in the secret bill room.

  • mnpollio

    And it is written in invisible ink.

  • Draxiar

    Look at this winning!

  • Christopher Foxx

    So people are finally let into the room and are puzzled that the bill didn’t seem to be there.

    Don’t they realize it was? The empty room contained everything the Republicans have put together as a healthcare plan.

  • Badgerite

    If you have to lie about what you are doing ( see death panels) and you have to hide what you are doing, ( see this post) , there is in all likelihood something seriously wrong with what you are doing.

    • Christopher Foxx

      And when you’re aware that you have to lie and hide to get your plan to move forward (and the Republicans are very much aware), but do it anyway, all you’re doing is proving yet again how morally bankrupt and vile you are.

      • Badgerite

        Pretty much, yeah.

  • Aynwrong

    They’ve turned lawmaking into an edition of Where’s Waldo.

    Trump’s not the only one denigrating America these days.

  • muselet

    Once again I find myself on the horns of a dilemma: do I laugh or cry?

    –alopecia

    • Scopedog

      That’s a tough one.

  • Badgerite

    A “well oil machine”? Uh huh.

  • gescove

    What a farce. Republicans are incapable of governing.

    • Scopedog

      Been clear as day for years.

      But the media and the far Left were too busy howling “both sides!!”.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    Sir, you can’t let him in here. He’ll see everything. He’ll see the big board!

    http://i.imgur.com/UaNLaSr.jpg