John McCain Has Mavericky New Plan To Repeal Obamacare And Replace It With Old McCain Plan No One Wanted

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How is Sen. John McCainstill being bitter about that time President Obama kicked his pasty white endangering-the-future-of-America-by-choosing-to-have-Sarah-Palin-be-one-old-as-fuck-cancerous-heartbeat-away-from-the-White-House ass today? No, it is not threatening to impeach the president right in the face; that was back in September, when McCain was all grrrrrrrrrrr at Obama for thinking about maybe giving him that war on Syria he'd always wanted.


Nope, today Johnny boy has a brand new mavericky plan -- because McCain is a maverick, in case you hadn't heard -- that has never been tried before except for all of the times it has been tried before:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Wednesday that he would introduce a bill to repeal Obamacare and replace it with his own set of reforms. [...]

The central tenet, tax credits for purchasing health coverage, was also included in McCain's 2008 presidential platform.

So, erm, uh, awkward. Not only have Republicans tried to repeal Obamacare ALL the times, but Republicans named John McCain even offered this alternative to Obamacare already back in 2008, and ... wait, how did that end up again? Oh yeah. America said thanks but no thanks. But obviously that didn't count. If only there were some sort of mechanism whereby the American people could decide if they prefer Obama or McCain to reform our health care system ... something else, we mean, besides the mechanism whereby American people already decided that.

We shall scratch our heads and ponder while we rejoice that McCain apparently would like to cover abortions in his fantasy McCainCare. Seriously! Okay, not seriously, but sort of seriously, if you look at it from a certain point of view.

Finally, it establishes doctor-led quality measures ensuring that patients receive quality care defined by people that know medicine, not by government.

We will resist the temptation to be grammar scolds* to move right along to the larger point that McCain thinks it would be a fine idea for patients and the doctors, NOT the gubmint, to make medicine-type decisions. We agree! We also think that is probably not what McCain actually meant because we know when Republicans blah blah blah about keeping the government out of your health care decisions, they are not talking about lady decisions, because ladies are dumb and need the government to make their decisions for them, duh.

*You know what? We will be grammar scolds after all and point out to the senator that it is "people who know medicine," not "people that know medicine," because fuck that guy.

[TPM]

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