On Thursday’s radio program after details of the Republican version of Obamacare began to be unfurled, constitutional scholar and best-selling author of the new book Rediscovering Americanism and the Tyranny of Progressivism, Mark Levin made the case that Democrats have so shifted the political mindset in the healthcare debate that neither party is discussing free market capitalism — which works in every other industry to drive down costs and improve quality if only the federal government would get out of the way.
Levin noted that Democrats have shifted the debate from providing quality, affordable healthcare — that Obamacare was promised to deliver — to centering around propping up Medicaid, which is a welfare program started in 1966, the Left has successfully attached to everyone’s health insurance.
“We’ve spent trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars on Medicaid. It’s welfare. That’s what it is. It’s welfare. It’s welfare like food stamps is welfare.
So why would we center our health care system on a welfare program?
The Democrats are running around saying the Republican proposal would cut Medicaid. They’re not running around saying, ‘Keep Obamacare because it will lower your premiums, lower deductibles, increase choices, increase the quality of your health care,’ are they?”
Levin makes an excellent case. Neither party, with the exception of principled conservatives like [score]Ted Cruz[/score], [score]Rand Paul[/score] and [score]Mike Lee[/score], who all oppose the current version of the GOP bill, are even remotely arguing for a free market solution that gets the federal out of the health care business — a place where they are not constitutionally allowed to go but do anyway.
Instead of repealing Obamacare, Mark Levin said that the GOP is “embracing” it.
“We now have two political parties that have abandoned capitalism,” he asserted. “I’m so sick of hearing these people say it’s a first good step. No, a good first step is unraveling Obamacare, not embracing it!”
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Listen to the segment below, courtesy of the Mark Levin Show: