“Passing health care bill is on the top of the 'to do' list,” said Dana Loesch, today on “Dana.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to vote before the Independence Day holiday, but conservatives rejected the bill saying it didn’t go far enough to repeal Obamacare. Moderates called the Medicaid cuts “devastating.” Now two new health care measures are up for consideration and leaders want to vote as soon as next week.
“Can they do it?’ Dana asked Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) “You have to pass a health care bill in order to tackle the budget, to tackle tax reform. And to pass this bill, it’s going to take a "yes" vote from nearly every single Republican senator…. That’s a big task.”
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the first health care reform proposal would leave 22 million Americans without insurance. What they didn’t mention was that most of those Americans would likely choose to be uninsured.
“Because if you’re not forced to buy a product that’s uber-expensive and actually sub-par insurance, then people are going to choose to go with catastrophic or a-la-carte coverage,” said Dana. “But they left the ‘choice’ part out, Congressman.”
“That’s a great point,” agreed Massie. “We want to make sure people have access to health care, not health insurance. If we don’t choose to legalize affordable health insurance, why are people going to buy it?”