It’s been a long day folks, and unless you’ve been living under a rock (or maybe just avoiding social media for your own sanity), you’ve likely heard that there was an important vote on health care today. But what exactly went down? Did we accidentally elect Lord Voldemort as our supreme overlord of health policy? Let’s break it down.
What the Heck Just Happened?
So first things first, let’s clarify what all of this fuss is about in case you’re not #intheknow. Basically, the Republican-controlled Senate had proposed a new health care bill that would potentially leave millions of Americans without insurance. It was like giving everyone a pebble to protect themselves from potential avalanches–sounds useless right?
Republicans Prepare To Lure Unsuspecting Citizens Into Dark Alleyways
Now normally I try to stay neutral when it comes to politics (mainly because I’m too busy watching cat videos on Youtube), but waking up today felt like stepping into the middle of an episode of House of Cards. With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell forging ahead despite concerns from both Democrats and Republicans, it seemed like nothing could stop them.
“Hey Guys, Maybe We Should Think About This Some More?”
That being said, right before the big “take-your-broccoli-and-shut-up” moment arrived where everyone would be forced to vote yes or no on this overhaul plan; three GOP senators stepped forward late last night saying they can’t support ANYTHING JUST YET until they get some time spent at Girl Scout Camp doing trust exercises with their fellow politicians.
Why Everyone Is Freaking Out Right Now
I don’t think anyone really anticipated how much interest people had in keeping their health coverage before now – kind of feels like finding out Cinderella has allergies isn’t it? The outrage was everywhere but Senator Elizabeth Warren summed up the public sentiment best with a tweet:
“The moment that we saw those tweets, it became clear this was one more attempt to push Americans off insurance,” said Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York.
The Plot Thickens
If you thought things couldn’t possibly get any more dramatic, then hold onto your hats because here’s where things take several sharp turns. After John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this week he reverted back into legendary-Leader-McCain-mode snatching defeat from certain victory for his party and joining two other Republicans in voting NO when given a chance to make good on promise made during seven-year quest to dismantle Affordable Care Act which according to him would need some improvement but not an overhaul. Pretty bad timing actually huh? It’s like showing up at Comic-Con dressed as Michael Jackson after Leaving Neverland aired.
“Wait… What Just Happened?”
So now that John has voted no (Live Long and Prosper our dear friend!), what does that mean? Well, basically it means that for the time being, the Senate will have to focus elsewhere until they can come up with another plan. Trying again so soon probably felt like straight out of Mission Impossible franchise I bet!
Maybe this is just me getting kind-hearted towards politicians – god help us all!- but we hope they’re able to work together and form something everyone can live (dun-dun-duuuuunn) sustainably!!!
But regardless of how everything shakes out in the end there’s still one thing we know for sure–chocolate chip pancakes are always a great solution when coping with political stress…
|Chocolate chips bring happiness
|Helps you stay alert during endless debates about nuclear physics disguised as voter campaigns these days
|Group therapy option
|Invite friends over accordingly after achieving desired emotional state
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