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Congressman Jim Jordan: “Let’s repeal Obamacare, not create some different form of Obamacare”

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Published on: March 15, 2017

House Speaker & RINO Paul Ryan‘s (R-WI) American Health Care Act (aka RINOCare, RyanCare and Obamacare Lite) continues to come under attack as it does not repeal Obamacare and does not provide a constitutional free market piece of legislation that is good for Americans.  In the latest exposure of the bill, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) expressed his frustration that the House should be sending a full repeal of Obamacare, not creating a different form of it.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Jordan was asked, “The problem is, then you’re going to need 60 votes to do a lot of things that the ObamaCare repeal and replace plan does to maintain health care coverage for the sum of the millions of people in danger of losing it. Wouldn’t you create chaos for a lot of those people?”

“No, the effective date for that is two years out,” Jordan answered.  “It’s the same thing we put on President Obama’s desk, Chris. Why not put that on President Trump’s desk? We think we’re going to get a different outcome. We believe President Trump will sign it.”

“Understand the speaker’s plan doesn’t repeal Obamacare,” he continued.  “Even Charles Krauthammer said that, called it Obamacare-light, as you said earlier. It doesn’t bring down premiums, and it doesn’t unite Republicans.”

“So, why not do what we all voted for just 15 months ago, clean repeal, and then get focused and build some momentum to actually replace Obamacare with something that’s going to bring down costs?” Jordan asked rhetorically.

Wallace told Jordan that he would not get the necessary votes for such a plan.

“Yes, and… well, the speaker’s plan is the same thing,” he responded.  “It talks about things we have to do in phase three that you have you’re going to need more votes for it; and if we want to put more in this first reconciliation bill, actually get after the insurance regulations that we think are driving up the cost for working-class families and middle-class families, then let’s do that, and we can challenge the Senate and take that to the Senate, and maybe have a ruling with a parliamentarian there, but we can do it that way as well.”

“The key is, let’s do what we told the voters we were going to do.  Let’s repeal Obamacare, not create some different form of Obamacare,” Jordan concluded.

I agree with Jordan’s assessment.  The American people did not vote Republicans into office to replace anything.  They voted them in so they could fully repeal the monstrous socialized medicine legislation known as Obamacare.  Now, they are doing what we warned they would: toying around with it and trying to continue to control the people under the banner of “Republican.”  It’s immoral, unconstitutional and just plain wrong… and they know it!

The American people want what is constitutional to be legislated and the would actually involve putting for a free market plan whereby Congress simply opens up the market among the states without massive regulations on insurance companies or demanding they provide certain products.  Let the market determine what people want in their insurance.

Comparison’s with a CBO report from 2015 confirm that a full repeal of Obamacare would be better for the people that the new form of it contained in the Ryan plan.

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