Trump Says Repeal and Rename Ready in Two Weeks
Battle with the Congressional GOP looms over renaming of ACA.
WASHINGTON D.C. (SWP): Psychopath-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to rename President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody.”
Trump declined to reveal specifics of the new name in the telephone interview late Saturday with The Washington Post, but any proposals from the incoming president would almost certainly dominate the Republican effort to rename federal health policy as Trump prepares to work with his party’s congressional majorities.
“I’m thinking Trump-o-care,” said the fan of golden showers. “Or just, Trump.”
Whitehouse spokes-psychopath Kellyanne Conway denied rumors that Mike Pence lobbied to call it the I-Don’t-Care Act. She noted that Trump said of Vice-Psychopath-Elect Pence, “he’s a great man, brilliant man, great sense of humor that one. No off on his funny switch.”
Republicans in Congress have other ideas, though. “I’m partial to McConnell-care,” says Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, R-KY. For his part, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, favors naming it the YAACA which stands for, Yet Another Affordable Care Act.
The main provisions of the law will remain the same, as six-years of attempts to come up with a new plan have confounded the GOP. “We tried it every which way from Sunday,” said Rand Paul, R-KY, “it always comes out exactly the same as Obamacare.”
So the debate in Congress is about what to call the new system, which is really the old system. The GOP Congress will re-brand the ACA, aka Obamacare, without changing any of it. “We’ll get all the credit,” says Ryan, “without any of the work.”