It turns out he Senate will not vote on the their Healthcare Bill this week after all. And while many may be quick to accuse the Democrats of obstruction, Tom says Republicans are the problem
The GOP healthcare bill suffered a setback on Tuesday when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will not vote on the plan until after the July 4th recess. One of the main reason for the delay of the vote is that the bill does not have enough Republican support. As Tom pointed out, the Democrats aren't to blame; the Republicans are.
Tom discussed the lack of Republican support for the new healthcare bill during The Tom Sullivan Show on Tuesday. At least six Republican senators have come forward and said that they will not vote yes as of right now. The bill needs 51 votes to pass the Senate. Republicans currently have a majority in the Senate, as they hold 52 seats. However, not every GOP Senator is on board with the proposed healthcare bill.
According to Tom, Republicans have no one else to blame but themselves. Even if every Democrat in the Senate opposed the bill, Republicans could still pass it if every Republican voted yes. Many of the Republicans agree that ObamaCare needs to be replaced, but they are having trouble agreeing on what the replacement plan should include. Tom warned that, if the GOP fails to pass a sufficient healthcare plan in the near future, a single-payer healthcare system in the United States could be inevitable. As Tom pointed out, this would eliminate competition in the health insurance industry.
Click the link above to hear Tom's reaction to the healthcare bill vote being delayed.