Republican says GOP messaging on health care has been poor

Source: The Hill | September 26, 2017 | Jordain Carney

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) criticized his own party on Tuesday, saying they hadn’t been clear enough about how they would replace ObamaCare.

His comments come as the latest Senate GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare appears dead. Republicans are expected to discuss during a closed-door lunch if they want to move forward with a vote anyways.

“I will readily admit that the Republican Party has done a bad job of explaining what we’re for in terms of replace on ObamaCare,” Sasse said from the Senate floor. “We have done a bad job and we’ve not spoken with a clear voice.”

Sasse argued that the blame didn’t entirely lie with Republicans, accusing Democrats of telling “made-up stories” about GOP motives for wanting to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

“It would be great if we would have an honest debate around here instead of just these made-up stories that the Republican plans are in the interest of health insurance companies,” he said.

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  •  EVERYDAY #18926

    It’s not the lack of a clear explanation. It’s the lies. The Republicans lied when they promised to repeal Obamacare. Every legislation that has been put forward falls short of repeal. But all of them — Trump included — think they can just put together any old legislation, pass it, sign it, call it repeal and be done with it. They believe we peasants won’t complain. We will continue to vote for them anyway because the Democrats are far worse. They don’t realize that voters finally figured out there is no difference between the two parties. They all break promises, lie, cheat and steal. Many of us have had enough and we will not vote for the same old, same old again. Republicans had the ultimate situation — Republican control of both houses of congress AND the presidency. They have blown it, big time.

    Look for both houses of congress to lose their Republican majorities and lose the presidency too. It will be their fault.

     ConservativeGranny #18932

    Agree. They can start by being honest. (I don’t expect that to happen though). Calling it a repeal bill is dishonest from the get-go. These are “replace” bills only. That is not what they promised.

    There is no way to put lipstick on this pig.

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