Former Governor Dave Heineman is voicing his frustration with the stalled GOP healthcare bill. He says promises were made.
Heineman says, “Republicans for the last three elections said they were for repeal and replacement of Obamacare and if we got a Republican president we would do it on day one. Well we got a Republican president and we are now 150 days into the administration and it hasn’t happened. It is a huge debate. It affects every American and every American family and the big picture is if you want a government run health care system that the Democrats favor or do you want a more patient centered, free market oriented health care system that the Republicans favor.”
Heineman says they promised to repeal and replace but just can’t get their act together. He says Senator Ben Sasse’s letter to President Trump on his two step approach on handling the situation was good timing. Heineman says, “He is an expert on health care. He knows this issue. I respect Ben on this issue but now is the time for him to lead because the Senate isn’t getting the job done.”
It could be that President Trump paid attention as soon afterwards he sent out a tweet today that stated “If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date”.