John McCain demands we repeal and replace Obamacare … during election time. But when given the chance to repeal and replace it, he always shoots it down. Friday he announced he wouldn’t support the Cassidy-Graham plan, stabbing his close friend Lindsey Graham in the back as well as Arizona governor Doug Ducey who endorsed the reform plan. Earlier this week, McCain claimed if Ducey supported it, he would as well.
But just one year ago, Sen. Maverick promised to fight Obamacare. He ran against former congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, who was booted from her House seat after supporting the Affordable Care Act. McCain spent 2016 hammering Kirkpatrick and the unpopular program:
Two months before the election, McCain introduced a bill to stop Obamacare penalties in counties that lost most of their providers:
That month he also blasted Obamacare in a hearing, “if the Senator from Delaware and his Democrat friends want to join together with us, yeah, let’s let’s throw it where it belongs, in the trash can, and start all over and give people an affordable health care system that they can live with…”
It’s obvious that McCain is fine with Obamacare. He’s fine with 14 of 15 Arizona counties only having one insurance provider. He’s fine with average premiums for his constituents jumping from $196 to $422 in the last year.
Like most politicians, he’s great at making promises but has no intention of keeping them.