Chris Salcedo welcomes Dr. Merrill Matthews, PhD and resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation, to the show. Merrill is one one of the few people in the U.S. who has read all 2,700 pages of the Affordable Care Act.
Chris brings up how Democrats plan to delay the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. He asks Merrill what their plan is to stop the GOP, who are resolutely determined to see the law undone.
"There's several ways to do that, and one of them is to try and get Republicans distracted, which isn't that hard to do. ... So what they're doing is looking for areas where there is a little bit of Republican support," Merrill states.
Merrill explains that some Democrats are attempting to place a particular set of provisions in the replacement healthcare law that will cause enough dissension among the GOP that they can't get the votes they need to pass the legislation.
Chris brings up another big conservative challenge in the years ahead, which is to turn large, historically-Democratic cities red.
“You're either going to vote out the big spending, big government liberals who are running your state, or you're likely to move to a red state where that’s already been done," Merrill says.