This past weekend, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy gave Americans a preview of the GOPs top 2020 priority: repealing health care. Despite suffering a whopping defeat and losing their majority in 2018 running on the same repeal and sabotage agenda, the GOP seems determined to repeat their mistakes and once again attempt to strip health care from millions of Americans.
Washington Post: “House Republicans, Seeking Path Back To Majority, Vow To Try Again On Scrapping Health-Care Law, Curbing Deficits.”“If Trump is reelected, the GOP recaptures the House and holds the Senate, the president and Republicans said they would try again to scrap the 2010 law that has provided coverage for tens of millions of Americans and ensured health care for those with preexisting medical conditions.” [Washington Post, 9/13/19]
MSNBC: “Looking Ahead, House GOP Leader Eyes ACA Repeal (Yes, Again).”“Republican leaders are turning their attention to … another health care crusade.This strikes me as a flawed plan. The Affordable Care Act is rather popular, and after nearly a decade, much of the country has grown to support and rely on the reform law’s benefits. Republican alternatives to “Obamacare” have been regressive, unpopular, and unable to match the party’s bold promises about better coverage at a lower price, which is why Democrats used the issue as a cudgel to bludgeon GOP candidates in the most recent elections. The more the 2020 cycle is focused on health care, the happier Democrats will be.” [MSNBC, 9/16/19]
Newsweek: “House Republicans Reveal 2020 Strategy: Attack Obamacare (Again).” “This weekend, House Republicans held their annual legislative retreat in Baltimore, Maryland, where they outlined their plans for the upcoming year and beyond. High on the agenda: getting rid of the Affordable Care Act for good, something they failed at before losing their majority last year. [Newsweek, 9/16/19]
Bloomberg: Leader Mccarthy Seeks To Repeal Obamacare “Once And For All.” “House Republicans plan to run on tried-and-true issues in 2020: repealing Obamacare and reducing the national debt, even though the GOP fell short of both goals the last time the party had full control of Washington…in 2017, “no” votes by GOP Senators John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski blocked Republicans’ attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. ‘We were one vote short of entitlement reform. We will have the opportunity with a Republican Senate and President Trump to change it once and for all and make America stronger,’ McCarthy said Friday.” [Bloomberg, 9/13/19]