Is it reasonable to expect that these men will craft legislation that reflects the needs of women, children, and the working poor? How about the average lower to middle class family?
I have not heard anyone express this point of view, but does anyone really believe that President Trump or any member of his family ever worried for even a millisecond about the cost of their own health care? Does any billionaire worry at all about such things?
I'm getting near four decades in medicine and have been witness to so many changes it is mind boggling. Deregulation, managed care, the death of private practice, and many more I can't recall. All the while, costs continue to rise, and every single day, people have to make very tough choices.
Let me ask another rhetorical question: does any well to do member of the US Senate think about whether they will need to sell their homes and spend down their savings for the privilege of having to live in a nursing home, where they will have to turn over their social security check and be given a meager allowance? Happens every day all over the country. Never in the DC swamp though.
The problem that needs resolution is not the repeal of Obamacare, it is that health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege.
Will the gang of 13 get that done? Hey, what could possibly go wrong?