McConnell Opposes Trump’s Call for Repeal
Given the fact that there aren’t the votes in the Senate to pass Mitch McConnell’s bill to continue some of the worst parts of Obamacare, President Trump has called on Senate Republicans to pass repeal FIRST and then consider other health care policies LATER.
The president is right, but McConnell is breaking his promise to repeal Obamacare “root and branch” – a promise relied upon by millions of conservatives in the last seven years when they decided to donate to Republicans, volunteer for Republicans, and vote for Republicans.
Republicans should immediately pass a repeal bill with 50 votes under budget reconciliation, make it effective in a year from now to allow time for transition, and then begin building consensus for other reforms that increase competition and lower costs.
McConnell is insisting on including provisions that continue Obamacare’s regulations, subsidies, and insurance bailouts. He’s simply wrong. Not only are these bad policies, but they also make this task much harder than it needs to be.
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If we want to get repeal done so Congress can move on to tax reform and other pressing issues, we need to support the President’s call to simply repeal Obamacare first.
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