Mark Meadows Vows Freedom Caucus Opposition To Weakened Obamacare Repeal…

Excerpt From: The Hill. Written By: Peter Sullivan.

The conservative House Freedom Caucus voted Monday night to oppose an ObamaCare repeal bill if it does not go as far as the repeal measure that passed in 2015, drawing a line in the sand that could complicate Republican repeal efforts.

Conservatives have been pushing for the 2015 repeal bill, which kills the core elements of the law including its subsidies, taxes, mandates and Medicaid expansion, to be brought up again. But the move Monday night to oppose an effort if it falls short of that bill is a significant new development.

Trending: Social Justice Mob Rushes Conservative Students at NC State ‘Free Expression’ Tunnel, Spray Paint In Faces of Republican Congressman’s Son

Some more moderate Republicans are uneasy with repealing all of ObamaCare’s taxes, and especially with repealing the Medicaid expansion. But if repeal of those areas is weakened, the Freedom Caucus now says it would oppose the bill.

take our poll - story continues below

Has Thom Tillis betrayed conservatives and President Trump?

  • Has Thom Tillis betrayed conservatives and President Trump?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to First In Freedom Daily updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

“If it’s less than 2015, we will oppose it,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Freedom Caucus, said after exiting the meeting.

More moderate Republicans from states that expanded Medicaid are wary of losing extra federal funds if the expansion were repealed, and of the possibility that their constituents could lose coverage.

READ FULL ARTICLE

Have a hot tip for First In Freedom Daily?

Got a hot news tip for us? Photos or video of a breaking story? Send your tips, photos and videos to tips@firstinfreedomdaily.com. All hot tips are immediately forwarded to FIFD Staff.

Have something to say? Send your own guest column or original reporting to submissions@firstinfreedomdaily.com.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here