On July 27, Senator John McCain of Arizona voted against the Health Care Freedom Act, also called the skinny repeal bill, effectively killing Senate Republicans’ seven-year dream of ridding our nation of Obamacare. For years, from the campaign trail to the halls of Senate, McCain had strongly advocated for repealing Obamacare, even voting “yes” on a clean repeal bill back in 2015. By changing his vote on the latest reincarnation of the repeal bill, many Americans feel that McCain has betrayed his party as well as his constituents’ trust (McCain’s past statements on why he supported the repeal of Obamacare can be found here). In voting against the Health Care Freedom Act, John McCain broke a major promise to his supporters.
AMAC was deeply disappointed in McCain and his unconscionable actions. AMAC founder Dan Weber spoke on the issue, saying, “One can only assume that his history of promising a repeal of the Affordable Care Act was sincere when he made it. So, I call on him to keep his promises and take the lead in an effort to fix health care for the American people now—before it is too late”. Weber has received media attention for calling out McCain on his broken promises, making it clear that McCain failed to uphold GOP values and that the senator’s act of political betrayal will not be condoned by AMAC.
Shortly after McCain surprised Senate Republicans by voting “no”, AMAC took action and created a petition urging McCain to change his vote. “We, the following citizens,” the petition states, “urge you to keep your word to repeal and replace Obamacare. We therefore request you to change your vote to support the progress in the Senate to rid us of Obamacare”.
AMAC would like to thank the dedicated patriots who have signed our petition so far — all 95,000 of you! By joining us at the forefront of the battle against Obamacare, you have made your voices heard and helped us advance in the fight for a better America. We are immensely appreciative of your support and proud to say that together, we are reclaiming our nation. As an organization, AMAC steadfastly stands for traditional American values, and has never, nor will ever support Obamacare. AMAC believes it is a serious mistake to have the federal government interfere and dictate how medical care is provided in our country.
Ultimately, AMAC feels that John McCain has let down the GOP as well as the American people, and urges him to change his vote. AMAC is grateful to all of our supporters who have signed the petition, but our fight is not over yet.
We, the people, believe in the values of a limited federal government with little interference, as laid out in the Constitution. We, the people, elected President Trump because he vowed to kill Obamacare, a disastrous socialist policy that has done more harm to this country than good. We, the people, want free market capitalism and not government subsidized health care.
We, the people, encourage John McCain to change his vote and finally repeal Obamacare.
To let your voice be heard, sign AMAC’s petition:
To learn more about Dan Weber’s stance on health care and his Obamacare alternative: