House Republicans unveiled an Obamacare repeal/replace plan Monday that many on the right claim to be nothing more than Obamacare 2.0, or Obamacare Light.
We didn’t protest Obamacare for 8 years to get Obamacare 2.0 from congressional Republicans.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 7, 2017
Writing for The Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro highlighted five problems with this bill:
- “It Retains Requirements That Insurance Cover People With Pre-Existing Conditions.”
- “It Creates A Back Door Mandate.”
- “It Creates Individual Healthcare Subsidies.”
- “It Subsidizes Medicaid. “
- “It Subsidizes High-Risk Pools On The State Level.”
According to the Washington Examiner, the bill “preserves much of the regulatory structure of Obamacare” and “doesn’t do much to foster the development of a free market system”:
It still rests on the premise that the federal government should play a significant role in subsidizing and regulating insurance markets in an attempt to ensure broad coverage. Thus, despite the political failures that resulted from Obamacare, the clunky legislation still moved the ball ideologically to the left.
As noted by Conservative Review, “There is no upside for a conservative to sign onto this, and only downside.”
There are plenty of upsides for liberals, though, who will have effectively conned House Republicans into believing they must continue expanding government, lest they lose elections.
After having won the House, the Senate and the White House because of us, the voters, you would think House Republicans would have learned a thing or two.
Judging by this hideous monstrosity that they had the gall to introduce Monday, they learned nothing. Absolutely nothing.