Well, this is a few days old but still there’s nothing like a side by side comparison. In 2010 the GOP screamed long and loud about what, at the time, they claimed was a secretive process the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) was taking through Congress to become law.The chart from The Health Insurance Resource Center compares the process the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA aka Obamacare) took through the Congress to the one the Better Care Reconciliation Act (the Senate version of the House of Representative’s American Health Care Act) is now taking.
And as a sort of bonus document to GOP hypocrisy here’s a 2010 quote from a lengthy Washington Post compilation of GOP Obamacare criticisms :“When it comes to solving problems, Americans want us to listen first, and then, if necessary, offer targeted, step-by-step solutions. Above all, they’re tired of a process that shuts them out. They’re tired of giant bills negotiated in secret, then jammed through on a party-line vote in the middle of the night.”
That was Senator Mitch McConnell Feb. 23, 2010 complaining about the ACA process he imagined to have been secretive. Now as Majority Leader he has embraced a giant bill negotiated in secret, soon to be jammed through on a party-line vote.
That level of hypocrisy is not unheard from Mitch McConnell. Sadly it may prove almost off the charts unhealthy to those who need healthcare — but not (ahem) for the Majority Leader.