Republicans who’ve been chanting “repeal and replace” since Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act are having a tough time defining the “replace” part of their mantra.
When the nation’s top Republican in the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), was asked three times (on Fox News Sunday) yesterday about the 30 million uninsured Americans who will be covered under Obamacare, he declared “that’s not the issue.” Watch the video:
“You don’t think 30 million Americans are uninsured is an issue?” host Chris Wallace asked.
“We’re not going to turn the American health care system into a Western European system,” McConnell responded, avoiding the question.
That exchange was part of a parade of Sunday show appearances in which Republicans said what they are NOT going to do about the uninsured.
House Speaker John Boehner admitted on Sunday’s Face The Nation that Obamacare has come good parts, but “has to be ripped out by its roots.”Watch the video:
On This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Obamacare should be repealed because “our rights come from nature and God,” not the government. Watch the video:
These are just the latest and clearest examples that the Republicans really have no desire to solve the health care issue for millions of Americans. And Ed is fired up about it!
Catch Ed’s take tonight on The Ed Show on msnbc with Howard Fineman, NBC News Political Analyst and Editorial Director of the Huffington Post Media Group.