As Republicans try desperately to NOT really repeal Obamacare but make it look like they’re repealing Obamacare, Senator [score]Rand Paul[/score] told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Friday that too many in the GOP who are fighting to keep Obamacare really don’t believe in free market capitalism, which would be the key to both improving quality and lowering costs in the health care markets that have been utterly decimated by Obamacare.
Government meddling in healthcare has caused costs to unnecessarily skyrocket under Obamacare but some Republicans haven’t learned their lesson, despite promising the past seven years to repeal Obamacare, many establishment RINO squishes like [score]Susan Collins[/score], [score]Lisa Murkowski[/score], and [score]Rob Portman[/score], to name a few, want to keep Obamacare basically intact.
“I think the problem is that many Republicans have insufficient confidence in capitalism,” Senator Paul told Bartiromo. “Capitalism works in every other segment of our economy,” he pointed out.
Sen. Paul, an eye doctor before becoming a U.S. Senator, gave his prescription to fix healthcare:
“We should allow more freedom, legalize inexpensive insurance, get government out of the way and have the confidence to believe that what made America great was freedom of choice, competition, capitalism. And that’s what we need more of in healthcare.”
Republicans voted dozens of times the past several years to fully repeal Obamacare, knowing full well that Obama would veto ending his signature legislation. Now that they have a Republican president, it suddenly seems a gargantuan task to simply keep their campaign promise to repeal the debacle.
“People forgot their promise wasn’t that ‘Oh, we’re going to make sure everybody has an insurance premium of X,’ our promise was to repeal the disaster that is Obamacare and if we don’t repeal it, we’re going back on our promise.”