Top House conservatives won’t back draft ObamaCare replacement

February 28, 2017

The chairman of the influential Republican Study Committee said Monday he would vote against a draft ObamaCare replacement bill that leaked last week.

Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), head of the 172-member committee, said Monday his opposition stems from the draft bill’s use of refundable tax credits.

“There are serious problems with what appears to be our current path to repeal and replace Obamacare. The draft legislation, which was leaked last week, risks continuing major Obamacare entitlement expansions and delays any reforms,” Walker said in a statement Monday.

“It kicks the can down the road in the hope that a future Congress will have the political will and fiscal discipline to reduce spending that this Congress apparently lacks. Worse still,” Walker continued, “the bill contains what increasingly appears to be a new health insurance entitlement with a Republican stamp on it.”

11 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Webb says:

    Promises, Promises, Promises…
    Republicans Quit screwing around with Obamacare…Repeal This Law Entirely!!
    No more excuses, You run the show, Honor Your Promise…REPEAL…not piece mill!!
    Progressives over stepped with a MANDATE…Forcing everyone to purchase a product being Insurance…
    Solve The Problem…Repeal ObamaCare Entirely!

  • roboteq says:

    Health insurance needs to be put back into the hands of private insurance companies, with no subsidies from government. The medical industry needs to have the regulations reduced dramatically in order to lessen the paperwork load, and those who truly cannot afford insurance can be provided healthcare through vouchers or some sort of assistance pay directly to the medical industry. We need to let capitalism work within the medical and insurance industries while also providing for American citizens who truly cannot afford medical care or coverage. Since the medical industry and insurance industry are to make a profit from medical care, it may be best to allow these industries to add a small fee to all bills to fund those without means of paying for medical care.

  • justinwachin says:

    I think the resolve among the people to get rid of Obamacare is as strong now as it will ever get. As time goes on Obamacare will be the only thing they have known. Getting rid of this program will be next to impossible once most people have forgotten about how health insurance used to be handled.

    Social Security is a good example of a government program that would be next to impossible to get rid of. Over the years many people have come to see Social Security as their retirement plan; they have not made any other plans for their retirement years. This program is running out of money. Eventually someone is going to have to pay to fix it. Those paying to fix it will not be the ones receiving a Social Security check.

  • The Redhawk says:

    oK Walker ( RINO SC) either come up with a PLAN that WORKS or STFU!!!

  • mudguy1 says:

    If the GOP fails to repeal every-word of Obamacare they WILL lose the Senate in the 2018 election. For all of us that voted for them EVERY-WORD means ALL of it. When you tune up the motor of your car and the spark plugs need to be changed do you keep one or two of them hoping they will last longer?
    If tithe GOP fails to repeal all of Obamacare they will join media in putting out fake news. ALL we want is the Government OUT of our healthcare.

  • JohnnyHiott says:

    Personally I do not want congress to do anything except REPEAL obamacare ! Not sure where this repeal and “replace” came from but there is no doubt congress is not mentally capable of creating any type of health care plan that will work in the US. Just stop the politicking to the liberals and repeal it ! While you are at it you can repeal the gold star insurance plans you’ve voted yourselves over the years and start buying health insurance like the majority of Americans do. Stop the fines for not having insurance and legalize purchasing across state lines and it will fix itself.

    1. ARJAY says:

      FREE market is the ONLY way to go.


      Republicans, do the job we sent you to do, REPEAL oBLAMODON’TCARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      Do NOT replace it!!!!!!!

      1. The Redhawk says:

        OORAHHH DEFUND , OBLITERATE and REPLACE ODUMBOCARE!!! You GOP have been yapping about it since 2010, 14, 16 NOW GET IT DONE !!!

        1. Webb says:

          Or Lose Votes in 2018…Repeal ★★★

          1. The Redhawk says:

            Bulls Eye

    2. Herschel Weintraub says:

      Selling insurance across state lines will do nothing. The same insurance companies are selling insurance in nearly every state. So how is the Oklahoma division of Aetna competing with their own Nevada division going to do anything? It is a false narrative.

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