Here’s hoping all of that information about the mess of Obamacare Rep. David Schweikert has shared over the years inspires him to keep his promise to not support measures that do not successfully and smartly repeal and replace the worst health care bill in history.
Much as we’d like President Trump to succeed, providing subsidized health care to illegal aliens is too steep a price for conservatives to pay to support the President in his optimistic push to use Speaker Paul Ryan’s disastrous Obamacare 2.0, Rinocare or #Ryancare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The only parts of Obamacare establishment Republicans want to repeal are the parts in the current House bill, they are perfectly happy to keep the regulations and other Big Government parts of Obamacare and have no intention of establishing a free market health care and health care insurance system.
The "binary choice" is a false premise and thus a bad argument. It's also bad politics that will yield bad policy. Republicans and conservatives who want real healthcare reform (not merely tax cuts) should withhold support at least until their leaders agree to consider other possible roads out of Obamacare.
#RYNOCare is destined for failure and we conservatives need to call and tweet House Freedom Caucus members today to tell them to stand firm against this bill, and that we’ve got their backs when the establishment comes after them!
As Donald Trump triumphantly passed his 50th day as the President of the United States Who Is Not Hillary Clinton, Democrat leaders secretly gathered to survey the smoking wreckage of a party that was supposed to dominate America for a generation and ended up only dominating it until midnight on November 8, 2016.
Government can’t fix the insurance market; all government can do is destroy it. It so happens that’s what the Democrats are counting on. Obamacare was designed to collapse into single-payer socialized medicine, so they’re going to do everything they can to resist efforts to alter the current trajectory. Don’t fall into that trap.
Force these Democrats to take part in cleaning up the mess they’ve made. Meanwhile, principled conservatives in the Republican Party who are opposed to Obamacare or Obamacare-lite should be given a free pass. It should be up to the people who invented Obamacare to fix it. In the end, if Democrats refuse to fix the mess and millions of poor people suffer the dire consequences of Mr. Obama’s and congressional Democrats’ failed policies, then Mr. Trump and Republicans can say they made a valiant and selfless effort to fix it.
Ryancare is a twofer for Ryan: He and his big government DC pals continue to control people’s lives by controlling the health care and health insurance markets and they screw Trump in the process.
Groups on the right, such as Americans for Limited Government, and like-minded lawmakers, including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are pressing GOP leaders to circumvent the parliamentarian this year. They argue that the House version, as written, doesn't have enough GOP votes to pass, so Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., will have no choice but to add more provisions that Freedom Caucus members want, such as getting rid of the insurance mandate and required "essential" benefits.
American Action Network, a political action committee with ties to former Speaker John Boehner and current Speaker Paul Ryan, is airing a half-million dollars’ worth of television ads in the districts of 30 Freedom Caucus members urging them to support Paul Ryan's #RINOcare bill.
Eight years after Obama and Pelosi set out to pass Obamacare, Republican Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican President Donald Trump are embarked on similar path that, if it continues, will have disastrous political consequences for the Trump and Republican brands.
In lifting the curtain on its proposed replacement for Obamacare, the GOP leadership revealed a plan, eight years in the making, that replaces Obamacare entitlements with GOP entitlements. Call it “Abominable Care” if you’re a die-hard free marketer. From a traditional conservative perspective, entitlements and government mandates are central to socialism. So the GOP leadership has shown the world once again it does not consider itself to be mankind’s last best hope for staving off socialism.
In sum, the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would eliminate from existing law the penalty for not signing up for insurance and add to existing law a one-year 30 percent premium hike for anyone who fails to buy insurance for 63 days or more.
To stop Ryancare's benefits for illegal aliens, massive new entitlements and big government we urge conservatives to contact the White House to let President Trump know he's being suckered on this deal.
Instead of reforming a system, this bill would simply check a box. It is a bill intended to fulfill, on paper, the campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare. But because it is bad policy, it is also bad politics. It won't improve much in the sector, and it will lead voters to blame Republicans instead of Democrats for all the costs and confusion of the healthcare system.
To be sure, this is hardly the first time DC has reeked of dysfunction. Only time will tell if Republicans can get it together like the Democrats did eight years ago to pass Obamacare. But the early signs are not encouraging, and that dog-that-caught-the-mail-truck cliché seems more apt by the day.
If they don’t accomplish the objective of repeal before the April congressional recess, the town halls will be far worse, as Republicans will be hit hard by both the political left and right as conservative grassroots activists are growing increasingly alarmed by the snail’s pace in Congress. Failure to repeal will be a broken promise not soon forgiven.
Trump's address to Congress on Tuesday was uncharacteristically steady and on message. This is the virtue he will need to show if he's going to get serious policy wins, especially the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Dropping the ball and leaving Obamacare intact would be disastrous, politically and for the healthcare of the nation.
Rather than adopt the compromising tone so beloved by Capitol Hill’s Republican swamp-dwellers, we urge the President to hold the Republican leadership's feet to the fire. Unless and until he does so he will remain limited in what he can accomplish on his ambitious agenda to make America great again.