EXPLAINED: Why Three GOP Senators Voted to Keep Obamacare

The Treachery of Murkowski, Collins and McCain

(BRUCE BIALOSKY, TOWNHALL) Previously, we have written how important it is to restructure our health insurance system after the dishonest, unnecessary and destructive law passed by a fully-partisan vote known as Obamacare. We have defined the fact that this is a team effort by Republicans which would orient the insurance market back toward consumer choice and save us from a downward spiral toward government control over the entirety of our healthcare system, handing over the future of our individual health to faceless know-it-all bureaucrats. Yet despite that, three senators — Murkowski, Collins and McCain — vainly thought they were wiser than everyone else and sentenced us to destruction of choice in the health insurance market.

Sens. McCain, Collins, Murkowski. PHOTOS: Gage Skidmore, Medill DC, USARAK, CC

Murkowski’s rationale seems similar to the statements by the other two. She told an Alaskan newspaper “I have said pretty consistently that process really does matter, particularly when you’re dealing with something that is as direct and personal as health care, something that has an impact on one-sixth of the nation’s economy.”

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But Murkowski opposed every proposal by the Republicans. She offered no statements of how to accomplish her goals or a health insurance plan of her own. She did not offer the fact that she, through the Democrats in committee, would responsibly cooperate to move a revision of Obamacare forward. Her office did offer a series of changes in a 2015 press release to Obamacare that she publicly supported.It seems bewildering that Murkowski would publicly attack Obamacare to shore up her political support for her 2016 re-election; but, given the opportunity, would be a pivotal vote to maintain the existence of this plan. It became public that the Trump Administration pressured Murkowski with

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