“I fear we may fall under the trap of repealing and not replacing and that would be bad for America”
The Senate GOP’s latest effort to fix Obamacare failed to garner support from the conservative wing of the party.
The fractured caucus led Sen. Sasse (R-NE) to call for the complete repeal of Obamacare followed by a completely separate replacement. Sasse suggested leaving Obamacare intact as is for one year to protect its current consumers while the Senate hashes out a replacement.
President Trump mirrored Sasse’s sentiments.
If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017
Enter Sen. McCain with the ultimate Beltway assessment, “I fear we may fall under the trap of repealing and not replacing and that would be bad for America,” he said.
Arizona local news reported:
McCain — who has not said if he supported the Senate bill or not — said he had spoken with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey about the matter.
McCain said Ducey wanted to see at least three amendments to the bill before he would support it.
“I’m getting those amendments written up, so I’ll be ready to present them if and when the bill comes to the floor,” he said. “I believe Gov. Ducey has to play an important role because, as governor, he has the primary responsibility.”
Why does Obamacare need a replacement at all? And why are so many Republicans who argued against the government co-opting a huge chunk of the private sector now concerned about returning control back to the market?
I’m so old, I remember when Republicans pretended to be the party of limited government, not the party worried about the best way for Government to manage one-sixth of the private economy.
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