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-- itself to rip obamacare out -- the roots leave no vestige of a left behind is if they had never been enacted.
It has become a malignant tumor.
Was Iowa Republican congressman Steve King Internet and one gets the sense that he is not a big plan.
Big proponent of the president Obama's signature legislation.
His health law currently being debated.
At the United States report this is power play and Internet -- Republicans are.
Chomping at the -- for the chance to yank out the president's health care law.
-- a proponent of that law and a friend of the show who you've -- -- very well is John Garamendi.
From the great state of California.
The Republicans really want to do away with this law they're hoping that the Supreme Court will help them do it.
If they if they succeed through some measure judicial intervention.
What happens now.
Well first of all not all surprised by mr.
king nor am I surprised by the Republicans they've been opposed to Medicare.
Since it was enacted in 1964.
And in addition to trying to.
Terminate or eliminate the affordable health care act they also want to end.
The Medicare guarantee.
So the very basic programs that we have established in the United States to provide.
Health care for our population.
They simply want to terminate that and apparently.
Throw all of us 360 million Americans.
Back -- the private health insurance marketplace which I can tell you as a former insurance commissioner for eight years in California.
Would be a serious disaster for 360 million people.
All of the issues preexisting conditions all of the problems of the uninsured.
Would be revisited upon us in space we're talking about an enormous catastrophe for American health care if the Republicans are successful in ending Medicare and and in the affordable health care -- Right now we have 5060 million Americans -- un insured.
-- affordable health care act would bring them into the insurance system so that those of us that.
Have insurance wouldn't have to subsidize those that don't have insurance.
So this is calling players and given why can't how unlikely.
Any action -- is in congress.
Now if this -- would be struck down this summer.
-- this would mostly be -- political discussion about what would happen going forward.
How -- -- way of thinking with the Supreme Court.
Striking down -- invalidating a big chunk of this law changed the national political discourse.
Well that would put health care of right back on the top of the agenda we go back to a discussion okay now what do we do.
-- solution that actually made serious progress didn't solve all the problems have made serious progress on solving problems for example.
Bending the cost her bringing the costs under control those would be gone in money for the electronic medical records would be gone children would.
Find that there were no longer on their parents insurance cause I got a daughter that's 25.
She has one more year on my policy she would lose that she'd be uninsured.
Perhaps immediately depending how the Supreme Court did this.
So we have a very serious political discussion going into the fall that would take -- back many many years yet.
Canada -- but we have to go the Internet only has so much time for us but we.
-- we wish we had more time for you we thank you for making time for us today it's good to be with you thank you.
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