Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Abandon ship: Conservative groups turn on House GOP’s ObamaCare bill
At Hot Air
Heritage Action and the Club for Growth and Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks are all thumbs down? Who said conservatives don’t stand up to Trump anymore?
Here’s the statement from Heritage, which Matt Welch describes as the “in-house think tank for the Trump administration.”
“In many ways, the House Republican proposal released last night not only accepts the flawed progressive premises of Obamacare but expands upon them. Ronald Reagan once said, ‘Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.’ The AHCA does all three.
“Many Americans seeking health insurance on the individual market will notice no significant difference between the Affordable Care Act (i.e., Obamacare) and the American Health Care Act. That is bad politics and, more importantly, bad policy.
“Rather than accept the flawed premises of Obamacare, congressional Republicans should fully repeal the failed law and begin a genuine effort to deliver on longstanding campaign promises that create a free market health care system that empowers patients and doctors.”
JSHAW I am totally against any GOVERNMENT health care bill/Program. America needs a market based health care system. We had that 8 yrs before ObamaCare. The market set the policies and the prices. 80% of the country had good insurance at a fair price. Anything less will cause a major rift between citizens and President Trump. President Trump should see this bill for what it is anti citizen, big government business as usual.