Brian Sandoval

Horsey: GOP health care scheme is all politics, no care

Horsey: GOP health care scheme is all politics, no care

Here is the core problem with the Senate Republican health care plan: it is all about politics, not health care.

The bill exists primarily to deliver on a promise Republicans campaigned upon continuously since 2010: "We will repeal and replace Obamacare!" Arguably, the GOP now controls both houses of Congress because they successfully scared voters by demonizing the Democrats' Affordable Care Act. The irony was that the ACA was based on a Republican health care model developed by a conservative think tank in the 1990s and implemented in Massachusetts by Republican Gov. Mitt Romney.

Having won the White House in 2016, Republicans felt duty-bound to follow through on...

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