Wouldn’t if be nice if Hillary was speaking the truth? CNS News tells us, “Hillary Clinton: Republicans ‘Would Repeal the Affordable Care Act’”
In her opening statement at the third Democratic presidential debate hosted by ABC News at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire on Saturday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Democrats have to “prevent the Republicans from rolling back the progress that we’ve made.”
“They would repeal the Affordable Care Act–not improve it,” she said.
The Affordable Care Act is also known as Obamacare.
The CNS News story reproduced her entire opening statement. Introducing her claims about what Republicans would allegedly do to Obamacare, she says,
I’m very clear that we have a distinct difference between those of us on this stage tonight and all of our Republican counterparts.
Wouldn’t it be nice if that were true? You would think that with two competing parties you would get a “distinct difference” between them. Sadly, there is very little evidence of such a distinct difference between Republicans and Democrats. The Establishment candidate, Jeb Bush, if he should somehow steal the nomination, doesn’t give me much hope he will repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Remember, the establishment Republican who ran against Barack Obama was a pioneer for the Affordable Care Act. Mitt Romney had pushed “Romneycare” on the state of Massachusetts. No matter how they talk to win the Republican nomination, the establishment doesn’t seem interested in letting the private sector supply medical care and health insurance through the free market.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, wants to replace Obamacare… with Obamacare. Worse, the Republican debates have said surprisingly little about the Affordable Care Act.
I think there definitely is a distinct difference between Ted Cruz and the Democrats. But there is a distinct difference between Ted Cruz and most other leading Republican candidates. Rand Paul is also different and perhaps there are others.
But basically the mainstream media is asking us to choose between Obamacare enthusiasts (Democrats) and Obamacare supporters (establishment Republicans).
In the meantime, it seems that Hillary, even while defending Obamacare, admits that it is flawed. She concedes it needs to be “improved.” It is not satisfactory but is merely “progress” toward some goal.
I don’t want a Republican president who is going to slow the Obamacare car from seventy to fifty miles per hour. I want someone who will put the vehicle in reverse!