Note to GOP: Don't expect Dems to help dump ObamaCare

Friday, March 31, 2017
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

ObamaCare Ahead signA conservative organization that pushes pro-growth economic policies contends Democrats aren't going to repeal ObamaCare, no matter how much people may talk about them wanting to try to make fixes.

In a tweet Thursday morning, President Trump told his supporters:

Trump tweet 30 March 2017

The president appears to share the frustration of House Speaker Paul Ryan a week after the GOP healthcare bill crashed amid in-fighting between rival Republican factions. Ryan said he was open to "improvements" to his American Health Care Act.

Doug Sachtleben, a spokesman for The Club for Growth, spoke with OneNewsNow about the prospects of getting rid of ObamaCare under a Republican-led Congress.

"I think people need to keep in mind that the Democrats are not going to repeal ObamaCare," he says. "No matter how much people may talk about them wanting to try to make fixes, the reality they want to save this thing."

Sachtleben

He believes that "a lot of moderate Republicans" would just prefer to leave much of ObamaCare in place. "They've got that mentality that Oh, we've got this entitlement – you can't scale it back."

But Sachtleben says those positions just flat out ignore what the American people have been voting for.

"... We want something that gets rid of ObamaCare and that allows for more choices, more affordable health insurance," he explains. "And we see that argument as being pivotal to what conservatives in the House have been saying – [specifically] let's make sure that what we do here doesn't keep enough of ObamaCare in place that it ends up driving [up] prices even further."

The Club for Growth argues for a full repeal of ObamaCare and replacement with free-market healthcare reform.

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