Yesterday, in a major win for conservatives, a scheduled vote on the House leadership’s health care plan was pushed back due to conservative members unwavering stance against this terrible bill.
This is a testament to the pressure House members felt from their constituents who wanted actual repeal of Obamacare.
Heritage President Jim DeMint had this reaction:
As a broad spectrum of conservative policy experts have been explaining for weeks, the House health care bill was a perfect marriage of bad policy, bad process and bad politics.”
Since the day it was introduced, this was presented as a false choice of this bill or nothing, and that strategy was proven very wrong. Congressional leaders should use this opportunity to start over with a bill that truly repeals Obamacare and move forward in a transparent process.
It should include the repeal of costly Obamacare regulations that have driven premiums up by 68% for many Americans, with up to 90% hikes for young Americans, which we know may be able to pass in reconciliation.
The need to truly repeal Obamacare is as urgent as ever, as it is crushing Americans every day with high health costs and fewer choices. 70% of U.S. counties now only have one or two insurers.
Conservatives are thankful to Congressional leaders who consistently fought for real repeal and commonsense solutions, and we will continue to fight for lower costs and more choices for all Americans.
Also, in a piece in The Hill, Jim DeMint further explains why Obamacare repeal is needed and why the current GOP repeal bill falls far short of actual repeal.
Heritage has long pushed for full repeal and replacement of Obamacare and will continue to until the end.
Do you think House leadership will change their bill so that it fully repeals Obamacare?