For years Democrats begged Republicans to help them improve Obama care, but they would have none of it. Many House Republicans actually hate government, especially when it comes to providing healthcare for the nation’s citizens like every other advanced country in the world.
In other words the GOP’s wealthy patrons have no desire to subsidize the healthcare bills of the poor, the badly sick and the elderly. Their attitude is why should we have to settle for, say, a 3 billion dollar annual income when without all this nanny government taxed stuff we could do 3.1 billion a year. It’s grand larceny what the government does to us hard working folks.
So in order to placate their rich patrons and the simpletons whom they have convinced over many years that the ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare, was some sort of un-American monstrosity, Republicans find themselves stuck in the quicksand of repeal, having to steer clear of the far more rational mode of working with Democrats to repair and improve Obama care. Indeed, it is repeal or nothing for the Republicans, which means that no matter what they do it will equal nothing for those Americans in desperate need of health insurance, not to mention that ham-handed Republican actions might just end up pulling down the entire American healthcare system — doctors, hospitals, the works.
Hardline Republicans want to inflict pain on average Americans while more moderate Republicans want to avoid inflicting the pain of repeal as much as possible. There is, however, no working compromise between these two Republican groups that will not be both destructive to the nation and a political setback for the entire GOP.