But here's the problem. The 15 members of the commission have been named, but it's never met. Why? Because it's never been funded. Sanders held a hearing on Tuesday to push for a renewed effort to get this commission off the ground, noting that 57 million Americans lack ready access to primary care.
If House Republicans have their way, those millions of Americans (aka, constituents) will continue to lack access to care. Because the House Republicans have taken the commission hostage. Never mind that the $3 million required to get the commission up and running is a tiny, tiny sum. Never mind that the shortage of primary care professionals has been an ongoing problem and will continue to be regardless of the fact that Obamacare is law of the land. Trying to fix that shortage is part of Obamacare, so it must die. If they can't repeal it, they'll kill it by refusing to fund it. Any people killed in the meantime by their lack of access to care are just unfortunate innocent bystanders.