As Obamacare Fails, Left Demands Trillion Dollar Government Takeover

‘Not All The Calls To Repeal The Affordable Care Act Are Coming From Republicans,’ 113 Democrats Want To Replace Obamacare With $32Trillion ‘Government-Run… Plan’

WALL STREET JOURNAL: “It’s not too much to say this is a defining moment for whether the GOP can ever reform runaway entitlements. If Republicans fail, the next stop is single payer.” (“The Senate’s Health-Care Advance,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/23/2017)

Former-President Obama, Senate Democrat Leaders, & Liberal Groups Have Called For Even More Government In ‘Obamacare 2.0’

THE WASHINGTON POST: “Obamacare looks shaky … This, in turn, has rekindled calls on the left to create a European-style ‘single-payer’ system, in which the government directly pays for every American’s health care.(Editorial, “Single-Payer Health Care Would Have An Astonishingly High Price Tag,” The Washington Post, 6/18/2017)

“Not all the calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act are coming from Republicans. Three N.J. House Democrats are among 113 sponsors of legislation to replace the health care law… with a government-run, single-payer plan.” (“3 N.J. Democrats Also Want To Repeal Obamacare. But They Have A Very Different Solution,” NJ.com, 6/17/2017)

“Obamacare 2.0: ... President Barack Obama is laying out a blueprint for addressing unsolved problems with his signature health law, including a renewed call for a ‘public option’ to let Americans buy insurance from the government.” (“Obamacare 2.0: Obama Calls For Revisiting The Public Option,” The Associated Press, 7/11/2016)

“Senate Democrats and liberal groups are unveiling a new push to add a public option on ObamaCare ... The effort is led by senators including Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), on track to be the next Democratic leader, and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)...” (“Senate Dems Unveil New Public Option Push For Obamacare,” The Hill, 9/15/2016)

Government Plan ‘Would Have An Astonishingly High Price Tag’ – ‘$32Trillion’

THE WASHINGTON POST: “[T]he government’s price tag would be astonishing. When Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) proposed a ‘Medicare for all’ health plan in his presidential campaign, the nonpartisan Urban Institute figured that it would raise government spending by $32 trillion over 10 years, requiring a tax increase so huge that even the democratic socialist Mr. Sanders did not propose anything close to it.” (Editorial, “Single-Payer Health Care Would Have An Astonishingly High Price Tag,” The Washington Post, 6/18/2017)


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