Conservative groups are now campaigning for the defeat of the American Health Care Act, the bill introduced by House Republican leadership to allegedly repeal and replace Obamacare.
Heritage Action labeled the bill “bad policy.” FreedomWorks called it “Obamacare-lite.” And the Club for Growth said it is a “warmed over substitute for government-run healthcare.”
Senate Conservatives Action, the political arm of the Senate Conservatives Fund, is urging voters to contact their representatives to oppose “RyanCare” (or, “Obamacare 2.0”) and demand full repeal of Obamacare.
“The truth is that RyanCare keeps Obamacare’s most expensive coverage mandates,” SCF President Ken Cuccinelli writes. “[I]t keeps much of Obamacare’s costly Medicaid expansion, it continues to impose penalties on people who don’t keep their coverage, and it continues to provide government subsidies using a new entitlement program.”
After campaigning on full ACA overhaul for years, and noting that Congress managed to place a full repeal bill on President Obama’s desk in 2015, SCA notes GOP leadership could only come up with “minor changes” to the ACA.
Conservatives such as Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. (A, 92%) and certain members of the House Freedom Caucus are urging Congress to, first, pass the 2015 repeal bill, and then move forward with a replacement bill from there.
“The sad, but unavoidable, fact is that RyanCare will not lower costs and improve access to health coverage, but it will cause Republicans to own the disaster that follows,” Cuccinelli writes, calling voters to action:
According to Senate Conservatives Action, only 20 to 25 Republicans in the House of Representatives and three to five Republicans in the Senate are needed to scrap RINOcare and send GOP leadership back to the drawing board on a true Obamacare repeal conservatives can get behind.
SCA provided the contact information for the following 20 members of Congress and urged voters to call and “insist on full repeal of Obamacare.”
Jim Banks (R-Ind.)
Ted Budd (R-N.C.)
Bill Flores (R-Texas)
Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas)
Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.)
Tom McClintock (R-Calif.)
Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.)
John Ratcliffe (R-Texas)
Mark Walker (R-N.C.)
Roger Williams (R-Texas)
Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)
Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
Mike Lee (R-Utah)
Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Ben Sasse (R-Neb.)
Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)
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