obamacare repeal

Voters want Obamacare repeal, but GOP may not be conservative enough to deliver

Mark Davis, Dallas Morning News

If President Donald Trump is not able to force a last-minute deal to get to 50 votes, his next wave of tweets should contain promises to hold rallies in the backyards of every senator who denied America relief from Obamacare, introducing fully financed primary opponents. The most motivated voters will be the millions who have been betrayed, and they will want laggard incumbents to be beaten not by Democrats but by a stronger brand of Republicans.

Why Mitch McConnell is making the Senate vote on doomed Obamacare repeal

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Senate Republicans, though hesitant to criticize their colleagues, conceded that McConnell might be attempting to shake things loose by forcing the conference to vote on straight repeal legislation that most of them voted for in January of 2016, possibly as a means to force them to confront whether they favor repeal or not.

Conservatives Giving Senate GOP One Last Chance On Obamacare Repeal

This is the last chance Capitol Hill’s establishment Republicans have to get right with the GOP’s conservative majority. If this Obamacare repeal bill fails then it will be obvious to all that the only sure path to repeal Obamacare, reform the tax code, rebuild our economy and build the border wall lies through the Republican Primary Elections.

Do Republicans retain any credibility if they fail to repeal Obamacare?

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Republicans are never entirely unhappy with half a loaf. They think on how much less than half they could have gotten. The notion of wrestling away the whole loaf and digesting it happily in front of the Democrats inspires comparatively few Republicans. They’d rather deal — a preference that comes naturally to the business, front-office types who make the party their home.

The Poltroon Party Gets a Reprieve on Obamacare Repeal

David Catron, The American Spectator

Americans will forgive a lot from our politicians, but we will not reward cowardice. If the Republicans arrive at November of 2018 having done nothing about Obamacare, the result will make them nostalgic for the “good old days of 2006 and 2008.” The GOP has majorities in both houses of Congress and a President with a pen in his hand. There are no excuses left. They must pass some version of BCRA or be written off by the voters as the Poltroon Party.

Cruz Endorses Latest Senate Obamacare Repeal, So Do We

The latest Senate Obamacare repeal bill is, given the weak-kneed GOP leadership, as close to repeal as we're going to get. Ultimately, the final answer to repealing Obamacare and restoring a free market in health insurance is to be found in only one place: The Republican primary elections.

Conservatives Got Aggressive And McConnell Blinked

The problem in the Senate Republican Conference is Mitch McConnell’s unwillingness to actually pursue conservative alternatives to Obamacare. We've won one round, now it's time for conservatives to hang tough and force McConnell to move the Consumer Freedom Option.

McConnell Refuses To Work With Conservatives On Obamacare Replacement

We urge CHQ readers to call Senator McConnell’s office (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to tell him you want a vote on the Consumer Freedom Option. Tell him it’s time for Senate Republicans to let the American people know whether they stand with consumers who want choice and freedom or with the Democrats and their abusive and intrusive Obamcare healthcare mandates.

Repeal Obamacare by Reenacting the 2016 Repeal Bill Obama Vetoed

Joseph E. Schmitz, Newsmax

It’s time for Congress to reenact the 2016 Obamacare Repeal Act. Whatever else Congress might enact to "replace" Obamacare can wait. The repeal of Obamacare is long overdue, "and it can’t come a day too soon."

Will McConnell Produce On Promise To Lower Health Care Costs?

There is a reason Big Pharma stocks, insurance stocks, and hospital stocks have gone up over the last two weeks. Because very little is changing when it comes to bringing down the cost of health care in this legislation.

Time for Conservatives to Call Talk Radio

It’s time to call talk radio and your Senators.  Tell your Senators and your favorite talk radio show host that they need to get behind the Cruz amendment to the Senate health care bill.

Conservatives Oppose McConnell’s Obamacare Bill

Mitch McConnell’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 is a Band-Aid when an amputation is needed. This is not what Congress has promised the American people and will only pave the way for a government-run, single payer system that Republicans will own. The Senate should, simply put, start over.

Senate Obamacare Repeal Or Just Cosmetic Surgery?

The Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge you to call your Senators, tell them the bill as described in news reports is at best cosmetic surgery, not the full repeal of Obamacare that Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republican leadership promised.

Do Nothing Congress Creating Deadly Enthusiasm Gap For GOP

While President Trump holds a 47 percent approval rating, at 29 percent Speaker Paul Ryan's abysmal approval rating is beginning to drag down the whole GOP, and especially its establishment candidates.

Trump tries to lead on Obamacare

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Trump is trying to go on the offense, pointing to rising health insurance premiums and insurers exiting the Obamacare exchanges as the enrollee population hasn't been young and healthy enough. He is also hoping Senate Republicans help him play defense, amending the healthcare bill to neutralize some of the top Democratic talking points against it.

House Freedom Caucus To Ryan: Cancel August Recess

We agree with our friends in the Freedom Caucus; it’s time to go big on tax reform, and to do that Congress must work through the August recess to get a bill on the President’s desk.

Why can't House repeal Obamacare? Because a lot of Republicans don't want to

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The centrists — a number of Republicans refer to them as "the mods," for moderates — appear to be moving the goalposts, even as the conservatives offer concessions. Conservatives suspect the centrists were perfectly happy for conservatives to take the blame for killing the first bill, but now are showing their true colors by rejecting compromise on the second version. Whatever the circumstances, they don't want to vote to repeal Obamacare.

ObamaCare Repeal Needs a Direction

Bobby Jindal, Wall Street Journal

Can’t health-care reform increase coverage and lower costs, just as the beer commercials once promised great taste and lower calories? Yes—but as we have seen, prioritizing coverage expansion results in higher costs and lower quality. Focusing on lowering costs is the way to increase coverage in a meaningful and sustainable way.