Republican leaders are hoping to pass their health-care replacement plan Thursday, but the conservative sponsor of legislation to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act says the current GOP proposal preserves far too much of the system and must be rejected.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a co-founder and former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, has introduced legislation to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or Obamacare. Jordan is vigorously opposed to the current version of American Health Care Act, arguing it is not what Republicans have promised voters since 2010.
“We’re not repealing Obamacare. Even people who are for it, like Charles Krauthammer, have said it’s Obamacare-lite,” Jordan told WND and Radio America. “It keeps the Obamacare structure, and that’s not what we told the voters. If you don’t repeal Obamacare, you’re never going to bring down the cost of insurance for middle class and working-class families.
“So it is really that basic. Let’s do what we said. That’s what they sent us here to do. Let’s actually repeal Obamacare. A clean and complete repeal is what we’re after. This doesn’t do it.”
The American Health Care Act, or AHCA, is vigorously endorsed by President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Ryan contends the plan does fulfill the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Jordan laid out several key differences between a complete repeal and what the GOP plan does.
“We didn’t tell voters we were going to repeal Obamacare, but we were going to keep some of the taxes in place, which the speaker’s plan does. We didn’t say we were going to repeal Obamacare Click to see the original article