“THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS NO AUTHORITY UNDER THE CONSTITUTION TO INVOLVE ITSELF WITH HEALTHCARE”
The myriad flaws and failures of the House Republicans’ replacement proposal for Obamacare – panned as “Obamacare Lite” by conservatives – prove that only one candidate in the race to fill Rep. Mick Mulvaney‘s seat, Republican Kris Wampler, has the correct position on healthcare policy.
“From day one, my stance has been that Obamacare should be repealed – and not replaced with anything – because the federal government has no authority under the Constitution to involve itself with healthcare,” Wampler said. “Every other candidate in this race has either repeated the trite mantra of ‘repeal and replace’ or has refused to sign on with the only legitimate position: full repeal; no replacement; and the return of healthcare policy to the states and people.”
We are now seeing what “repeal and replace” means, Wampler said.
Conservative critics point out that many of the same provisions of Obamacare – taxes, subsidies, and mandates, for instance – are retained in the proposed legislation. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has dubbed the new legislation “Obamacare Lite” while Rep. Justin Amash has called it “Obamacare 2.0.”
Wampler previously identified these potential problems in warning against anything short of a full repeal of Obamacare. “I don’t want to repeal and replace Obamacare; I want to repeal Obamacare,” Wampler said on February 23 at a speech before the Lancaster County Republican Party. Wampler went on to explain that a Republican law would merely open the door to further regulations and laws so that “we will be back to exactly where we were.”
“The criticisms of this new proposal are a validation of my campaign’s theme of constitutionally limited government, one which will better serve the people of South Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District.”
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