Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is no stranger to controversy. Most recently, he was one of the four Republicans responsible for shooting down a bill promising the repeal and replacement of ObamaCare.
Now, McCain has upped the ante and made perhaps one of the most anti-American moves of his career. He announced via his Twitter feed that he “cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham Cassidy proposal.” This move is no loss to the Democrats, who have been fiercely fighting for the failed health care system since day one.
However, this is a big issue for the American people. McCain demonstrated through his post that he is taking the approach that the Left wants everyone to take moving forward.
They are seeking to get everyone to accept a more Socialist view of health care. The implication is that Americans should take on a single-payer government-run health care system throughout the country.
At this point, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is edging closer to voting “no” on the new bill, as is Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), which was to be expected. All it would take is three “no” votes from the Republicans to essentially halt this bill where it stands.
As of now, they have until September 30th to pass a health care bill based on simple majority. Anything beyond the deadline would require 60 votes, which is going to prove to be near impossible due to the “resist” mentality on the Left.
McCain has a history of repealing health care bills that would replace ObamaCare at this point. He would clearly rather have us see a health care system like our neighbors in Canada. Or, in his mind, he would probably like something closer to Venezuela’s health care system.
Keep in mind, the health care systems in both Canada and Venezuela are detrimental to their citizens. According to CTV News, a survey was done by the Fraser Institute. They found that the median wait time for “medically necessary” procedures in Canada is a staggering 20 weeks.
Furthermore, in some parts of Canada, specifically New Brunswick, the wait times are closer to 40 weeks, sitting at about 38.8 weeks for procedures that people need to continue to live. Let that sink in for a moment.
McCain nixes Graham Cassidy proposal. Are we headed toward single-payer healthcare?
It gets worse than that — much worse, in fact. In Venezuela, their single-payer health care system has the country asking questions like, “Can rabbit meat keep our people from going hungry?” as confirmed by CNN.
Do Americans want to live in a country like this? The answer is a resounding no. McCain has lost all interest in the people that he represents, and instead feels that his “morals” are more valuable than the will of the people who elected him to his position.
There is a divide here. There must be some kind of agreement that gets America away from the single-payer system. There is no country on Earth that uses the single-payer system and lives in the grand utopia that many liberals seem to dream about. When they shut down logical bills containing the only proposals for real solutions, they’re harming the present and future of this country.