With the failure of the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare to pass the Senate on Thursday evening, the repeal and replace Obamacare effort seems to be dead for the time being. While Obamacare seems to be permanently entrenched into our body politic, there is a glimmer of hope to suggest that Obamacare could eventually be significantly dismantled.
Here are five reasons why Obamacare is still in trouble.
1. The pain the law is causing Americans will only worsen as time goes on. Take a look at this graphic from Axios:
And now couple it with this piece from The Daily Wire‘s Hank Berrien:
Early Friday morning a middle-aged financial couple in Manhattan jumped to their deaths, with the husband, 53, leaving behind a suicide note indicating their despair over their inability to pay their medical bills.
The New York Post reported that the wife, 50, also left a suicide note, according to law enforcement. The husband’s note, which was typewritten, began, “WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE,” adding “Patricia and I had everything in life.” But the husband segued to writing of the couple’s “financial spiral” and how “we can not live with” the “financial reality.” He added words to the effect: “’We both have medical issues, we just can’t afford the health care.’”
The wife wrote, in part, “In sum and substance, ‘Our kids are upstairs, please take care of them.’”
The couple leaped from the 9th-floor window of a 17-story corner office building on Madison Avenue at roughly 5:45 a.m. on 33rd Street between Park and Madison Avenues, according to police.