President Trump’s call for Americans to push back against the House Freedom Caucus over their refusal to support the Obamacare-lite American Health Care Act, could be the first failing command issued by the perceived political “Teflon Donald.”
Freedom Caucus members, which include Florida Congressmen Bill Posey (R) and Ted Yoho (R), are not moved one bit by the president’s recent show of dissatisfaction with the group of conservative legislators.
Legislators, like Trump, ran on a full repeal and replace platform of the dreaded Obamacare law. So why would the president think that the American people, who voted him into office over his promise to completely gut Obamacare, support a bill that is what Senator Marco Rubio called, “A Republican version of Obamacare?”(Read more about that here)
Rep. Yoho, who supported then-candidate Trump throughout the 2016 election cycle, recently stated that he did not support the AHCA because it did not fully repeal Obamacare.
Yoho’s Republican colleague in the House. Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis (R), didn’t mince his words in a recent press release where he called out GOP leadership for using a “hasty process” for trying to pass a “flawed piece of legislation” through the congress.
“The House health care bill is a flawed piece of legislation produced by a hasty process and it shows: by leaving the core architecture of ObamaCare in place, it does very little to address the core problems of rising health insurance premiums and lack of consumer choice that have harmed so many Americans.
In fact, it very well may have caused insurance premiums to increase 15-20% over and above the anticipated ObamaCare increases over the next several years, which is unacceptable.
There was no reason to rush this bill through the House to begin with. Congress should take its time and pass a good bill that actually repeals ObamaCare, puts a downward pressure on insurance premiums and expands competition in the marketplace. Failure is not an option.”-Rep. Ron DeSantis (R)
This Obamacare repeal and replace fight is far from over.
To all of you Trump supporters out there, do you support the president’s call to pass “a Republican version of Obamacare?” Yes or No?