Why aren’t we getting the results we expect from Congress?

Because partisanship is taking the place of legislating.

The Democrats passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote. And the Republicans failed to Repeal and Replace Obamacare without even all the Republicans voting in the affirmative.

Now that the partisans have had their day, it’s time for a bi-partisan health care solution developed through committee hearings and floor debates conducted in front of the American people — so that we can participate in deciding how we will access and pay for health care equitably.

As a people, we have learned that big, interwoven, complex pieces of legislation always lead to unexpected consequences. Reform and repair of the Affordable Care Act should be done over a span of time in discrete pieces of legislation to address it’s various parts. Easier to understand. Easier to implement. More cost effective.

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  • Behind those Tweets and other Bright Shiny Objects — There is still a President and his Pen At Work
  • California’s Legislature Passes Cap and Trade Extension — one of the reasons Tesla’s stock hits $54 Billion in valuation
  • Fresno is Rezoning Downtown to Favor High Density House — Would you pay $16,000/year to compute to San Jose?
  • When we give nature plastic — Nature Makes Rocks