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New details emerging today about major glitch in president Obama's health care overhaul.
According -- a report just out roughly three million middle class Americans.
Under the new law can now receive Medicaid.
That's basically free health coverage met for low income families critics now warned this could.
Further bust state budgets nationwide.
-- senator John Barrasso is a Republican.
Senator -- also Brosseau is also an orthopedic surgeon welcome -- are a lot.
Thanks for having me.
So explain how old this could happen so.
Basically it sounds a -- architects.
Under the new Health Care Reform law didn't realized.
-- three million middle class Americans will now qualifies somehow for Medicaid it was designed just report people.
Well Nancy Pelosi said at first you have to pass it before you get to find out what's in it.
But -- week after week we are finding out something more about this terrible health care law and that's why we have to repeal the whole thing.
This part about putting three million middle class Americans.
On Medicaid a program designed for low income people who's gonna pay for -- well the rest of us that the taxpayers in this country gonna get stuck with the bill.
And and Forbes feels it may be 450 billion dollars over ten years it's very expensive but it just shows how you're responsible.
The Democrats were forcing a large bill.
Where members of their own site didn't read it didn't know what was in -- the president's and -- we -- sign it this is going to be great this health care law is bad for patients.
It's bad for providers the doctors and nurses taking care of them and it's terrible for taxpayers.
The assistant secretary for public affairs came out with the release an article in which he says we've we've basically just discovered this.
And we are now going to work on a fix is this fixable.
They need to repeal the entire health -- law you to repeal this park -- repeal the whole law.
-- if they keep talking about trying to fix this.
This past week they came out with another 100000 waivers there's now over 3.2 million Americans who receive waivers from the health care law.
A lot of labor union members who lobbied for the health care law Alison this is not fixable this health care law and this administration.
Have inherited a problem and they have made it worse.
And they have made it worse as you know they say that -- in terms of the waivers they will stop the waiver program.
As of September because obviously there's been so much controversy about that -- curious what the supporters.
Of the Health Care -- say is that it part of the reason they did it was they want to give.
Consumers more of a competitive edge -- that through these exchanges consumers will be able to shop around.
For the most affordable -- best.
Health care program that suits their needs is that not a valid point.
Well they've set the bar so high.
That consumers are only allowed to choose between expensive.
Plans and for a lot of people that's not what they want.
They don't need government approved health insurance there a lot of ways we could do this more.
Inexpensively the president promised a couple things he said if you'd like what you have you can keep it.
We know -- that that true that promise has been broken and he said it would actually lower the cost of health care.
And people are seeing the cost of health care.
And their health insurance -- go up higher and faster than if the law hadn't ever been passed in the first place we need to repeal the law.
-- yet obviously health care costs already worse spiraling upwards.
Your doctor what is the one thing that you believe we should do to fix healthcare in this country.
Well I think more patient responsibility more involvement you know I I think that if we have a way that there's more skin in the game where people are making decisions spending their own dollars.
You know as a surgeon.
I saw this where people when it's their own money involved they are very good shoppers when they're spending somebody else's money they don't focus on it.
As much that's one of the ways to get down health care cost.
The other is let people buy health insurance across state lines.
Deal with all the lawsuit abuse that's out there in the defensive medicine and give people individual incentives to stay healthy that will help drive down the cost of health care Allison.
Well those -- three great suggestions -- disaster one but I got bonus bonus answer senator John Barrasso thanks so much for coming your expertise.
Thanks for having -- there.
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