Waiting on fate of heath care law
Sen. Barrasso keeping up fight for repeal
- Duration 5:00
- Date Jun 4, 2012
Sen. Barrasso keeping up fight for repeal
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That's big question what's next right as -- awaited decision on the fate and health care from the Supreme Court my next guest is fighting to overturn the president's long congress saying it should be replaced.
With a plan that can actually help patients Wyoming senator John -- as -- chairman of the senate Republican policy committee also a doctor right senator we can't forget that.
Absolutely practice stuff to -- lot of families all around Wyoming for about a quarter century -- and thanks for having -- -- It's nice to have you you know while the Supreme Court is about figuring out what they're gonna do here before we actually find out their decision on this case the health care lies being.
I've implemented in different ways is being prepared foundation is being set up around the country to.
And to make sure that different businesses and institutions followed the new lost so.
Is there any part of the law.
That that you think it's a good idea that you'd like to save because listen of course we've spent a couple years setting up the foundation.
For certain parts of it to me why do away with everything is there any part of it that you like.
But we'll Jenna I think that the Supreme Court order repeal the entire law.
If they do not find the whole thing unconstitutional.
I -- to work to repeal it and then replace it with a step by step.
Approach to actually make sure patients can get the care that they need from the doctor that they choose not to the government chooses.
At a lower cost the president made so many promises.
All of which have been broken by this health care law.
And what you're not gonna see coming from -- from Republicans is a 2700.
Page law that is to say too voluminous to be read into incoherent to be understood.
But that in different parts of the -- for example of making your of your children being able to stay on your insurance up -- the age of 26 is that something that.
That you'd like to save as part of a lot at that censure is companies have already.
Well that's something that that that I and other Republicans have supported from the beginning and it should have been in an initial.
Cooperative effort by Republicans and Democrats to actually lower the cost of health -- allow more people to be covered and that's an important.
Part of what we need to do it in the future but I think we actually have to repeal this entire complicated.
Very expensive health care law that was put together -- accounting gimmicks and budget tricks and many empty promises.
To make sure that we can really focus on a patient centered.
Approach to health -- not a government centered or an insurance company senator.
Program what we need is people that things are actually going to be good for patients as well as for the providers who take care them as well as for the taxpayers we don't have that with -- -- And let's be more specific on that as well as it if we -- -- if congress word is succeeding in repealing the entire law.
What kind of timeline do you foresee.
CU to achieving that and actually implementing some cost saving costs benefits.
To the American taxpayer.
Well -- if if the Supreme Court completely strikes down the entire law later this month I think we need to focus on things to put.
Patients in charge so that they actually.
Have their own insurance policies that they -- -- they buy them personally they should get the same tax breaks as the company as the companies who get tax breaks and get.
That we ought to allow people to buy insurance across state lines we have to get rid of the junk lawsuits that.
Drive up the cost of care -- -- so much of the defensive medicine that's that's being practiced and actually let individuals who want to take.
Positive directions with their own health care let them make decisions that will lower the cost of their insurance as as well so there's so many things we can do.
That are really patient centered not government sent.
The senator let me ask you about what this points -- it is product which is at having Americans being able to shop across different.
State lines for their health care at a liar how large part of this health care debate is and the power of the state vs the -- -- -- the federal government's power of the individual.
And wondering if you would be for -- the federal government actually mandating the states.
That they have to open up.
Their marketplaces to other states is as slippery slope and having the federal government mandate -- this -- is that something that you had before.
You know I always have concerns about Washington -- mandating things.
The states for the most part they tend to be very expensive on the states which is what they're done with the health care law mandating all of these new people being thrown -- the Medicaid.
Rules what we're seeing it right now with colleges and major story today say that so many.
Colleges that used to offer low cost.
Health care plans for their students are dropping those because under the Obama health care law and the mandates the mandates coming out of Washington.
Are gonna drive up the cost so much that these colleges -- Forget it we're not gonna offer insurance anymore -- students.
Senator a lot to this conversation and look for having me back -- it.
To talk more about it as we await the decision for the Supreme Court senator brought some nice tacky again thank you very much thanks -- great to see you thank you.