Americans Need Relief From Obamacare
By Michael A. Needham, Heritage Action for America CEO
Let’s state the obvious: The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) is not full repeal of Obamacare. Any momentum for a clean repeal effort fell by the wayside earlier this year, leaving a divided Republican Party to debate both how much of Obamacare to repeal and what should take its place, if anything.
As this week’s delayed Senate vote demonstrates, that process was always going to be difficult. Many conservatives are justifiably frustrated with the obstinance of their more moderate colleagues. That frustration is no more an excuse to blindly oppose any legislative product than it is one to casually ‘move on’ to other priorities. Instead, President Trump and Republican Senators should seize on this delay as an opportunity to make an imperfect bill better.
*Originally published in Real Clear Politics. Continue reading here.