Tuesday, March 7, 2017
U.S. House Republican leadership finally released their version of ObamaCare "Repeal & Replace"....... complete with practically no Repeal, and more Repair than Replace.
President Trump is making it clear that he supports this plan. Vice President Pence, sadly, is out essentially telling House Republicans that the choice is either full-blown ObamaCare or this (which is ObamaCare Lite).
Republicans told us for seven years that if we gave them the House, they'd repeal ObamaCare. We did, and then they said "give us the Senate, and we'll repeal ObamaCare". We did, and then they said "give us the White House, and we'll repeal ObamaCare". We did, and now Republican leadership is balking.
In 2013, Mitch McConnell told CPAC attendees "Obamacare should be repealed root and branch." Paul Ryan and others repeatedly told us they would "Repeal and Replace" ObamaCare with conservative, free-market proposals. This strategy of simply amending portions of ObamaCare is not the answer.
Congress passed a repeal bill in 2015. There is no reason why they can't do it again. Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee, as well as members of the House Freedom Caucus, have re-introduced measures identical to that legislation.
This proposal is opposed by Heritage Action, Club For Growth, Americans For Prosperity, FreedomWorks, many members of the House Freedom Caucus (including Oklahoma's Jim Bridenstine), conservative Senators like Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul. Just about every trusted conservative organizations and member of congress is against this.
Republicans were elected to power based on the promise of full repeal. We expect nothing less than full repeal.
Keep your promise. Full repeal of ObamaCare.