C.E. Dyer reports that Republicans have claimed that they will repeal Obamacare, but Conservative Review Senior Editor Daniel Horowitz fears they may be faking it.
Horowitz read through the proposed bill to repeal Obamacare and on Tuesday night, he went on “The Mark Levin Show” to discuss what he found.
“The heart and soul of what Obamacare is, and those are the regulatory mandates, the insurance coverage mandates … they will remain in place,” Horowitz explained.
He added that “the replacement plan that they’re cooking up will be just as expensive as Obamacare itself.”
“They’re not really repealing the heart and soul of Obamacare,” Horowitz said. And why is that? It is because, as Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin notes, the Republicans in Congress have accepted the underlying liberal philosophy behind health insurance reform.
The bottom line? As Levin summarized: “They’re not getting rid of this monster!”
You can listen to the exchange below:
Horowitz put out some interesting points in his discussion and went over some of the concerns that many conservatives had about the so-called Obamacare repeal, with too many GOP establishment hacks still in the Congress.
President-elect Donald Trump has noted in the past that there were some aspects of Obamacare that would be retained, but Horowitz paints a picture in which the Republican Congress has put forward something that retains more than just “some aspects.”
The Hill reported:
House Republicans are planning to get an ObamaCare repeal bill on President-elect Trump’s desk by Feb. 20, while the administration moves forward with executive actions to start unwinding ObamaCare on day one.
The Feb. 20 target was put forward by incoming House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black (R-Tenn.), said Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), leaving a meeting with House Republicans and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Wednesday.
Pence said Trump plans to take executive actions to start unwinding ObamaCare on day one, but did not get into specifics.
“It will be an orderly transition to something better … using executive authority to ensure it’s an orderly transition,” Pence told reporters. “We’re working now on a series of executive orders that will enable that orderly transition to take place even as Congress appropriately debates alternatives to and replacements for ObamaCare.”
Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), an early Trump supporter, added that, “The president in his first day in office is going to do some level of executive orders related to ObamaCare.”
There is a lot of work to be done and in just a little more than two weeks from now we’ll be able to see just what Trump plans to do in conjunction with Congress and how it all shakes out. Hopefully Horowitz’s assessment is incorrect or prematurely bleak, but we shall see.