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Not over yet
Yesterday, Vice President Pence told factory workers in Ohio that the fight to repeal Obamacare “ain’t over yet”. This morning, President Trump confirmed in a couple of tweets that efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are still ongoing:
Of course, these efforts are not news to the House Freedom Caucus, whose members have been negotiating night and day behind the scenes to find a way to deliver on our promises to the American people. We believe unity can still be found. We are too close to getting a good deal done for the American people to stop now. Conservatives were making good progress with the president on a more market-driven, patient-centered healthcare plan before the healthcare bill was pulled, and this positive talk from the president reaffirms that we can still get it right.
I want to speak directly to those of you who have emailed me to let me know that you were disappointed that I did not get behind the president’s support of the AHCA. The Freedom Caucus wants the president to be hugely successful, and that is why we are working hard to keep the president’s campaign promises. The two themes that President Trump ran on were the Forgotten Man and Draining the Swamp. The Freedom Caucus is 100% on board with those themes, and that’s what we’re moving forward on. The GOP needs more than a win for a win’s sake — we need a win that keeps our fundamental promise to repeal Obamacare and a win that brings real relief to people who are struggling to make ends meet under the failing healthcare law. A bill that is polling at 17% and that caters to insurance industry lobbyists and Capitol Hill cronies is not a win, and it is not doing the will of our constituents.
We all came to D.C. running to repeal Obamacare, and the extra time that it takes to nail out the details is part of a good process that will result in good policy — and that is the kind of good politics that the people want to see from their elected representatives. The key is to keep working to close the deal so that we can have all the right pieces in place for big and bold and comprehensive tax reform that will really get this economy growing and creating jobs and opportunity for all.
ICYMI: Why Wall Street Hedge Fund Types are Wrong on the AHCA
I was on Neil Cavuto’s show this week to talk about why the free market restructuring of our health care system is a must if we want to bring the cost of health care down, and why some hedge fund types on Wall Street are wrong on the health care bill.
As Cavuto pointed out, over the past few days there’s been finger pointing at the Freedom Caucus for not simply going along with a bill polling at 17% approval with the American people. Some of this is coming from hedge fund guys on Wall Street who haven’t exactly been structuring free markets for this country for the past two decades. They’re too busy hedging their next big bet.
Members of the Freedom Caucus have been consistently out front fighting for relief for the average consumer struggling to pay Obamacare’s ever-increasing crushing premiums and deductibles. The finger pointers on Wall Street should know, better than anyone, that ten years ago we had everyone talking about federalizing mortgages back when the gold plated asset class was real estate. There was hardly a ripple in the market until the federal government got involved and we had a housing crisis, followed by a financial crisis. And Wall Street still doesn’t appear to have learned one lesson. Watch the interview here:
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