Bracing for Obamacare ruling
What's next for U.S. health care?
- Duration 5:05
- Date Jun 27, 2012
What's next for U.S. health care?
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And we expect that -- Tomorrow right now while still waiting something else it's very big tomorrow and landmark ruling that will affect every single one of us.
Tomorrow at this time we will know -- supreme court's decision.
On the president's health care law.
That controversial legislation is a major political issue this election year here's governor Mitt Romney on -- yesterday.
If it is deemed to stand.
Then I'll tell you one thing we're gonna have to have a president and -- that one this get a get rid of obamacare we're gonna stop but I bailout.
Cousin how the -- -- as the -- of California he's the vice chair the house democratic -- it's nice to have you back with this congressman.
Thanks -- I like to get your reaction to -- Mitt Romney just said but let me put in a little different way the Supreme Court strikes down any part the health care law than what.
-- had truly been accomplished.
For the American people.
Well wolf first it's a little chilly in the here governor -- -- that he would try to repeal something that the Supreme Court has just said.
Should stand and so to the six and a half million.
Young Americans were into the age of 26 -- today have insurance through their parents because of the landmark law or to the seventeen million plus.
Families who have children who were born with a preexisting condition who.
Have insurance for their kids even know before the landmark -- they would not have had -- a chance to include their children.
On the insurance or the 105 million Americans who have benefited.
Threw the -- because they are now no longer.
Affected by what used to be called the -- limitation where.
You would have maturity could use it if you got really no public said you reach a certain level of spending to cut teachers -- -- -- say sorry you've -- your cap you have to pay everything out of pocket from here on -- That's gone for about a 105 million Americans so.
What Mitt Romney is saying is that all those protections and benefits of people have received they will lose even though the Supreme Court -- it's OK so.
What where the other I think on the democratic side were prepared to build.
On the landmark health reform to make sure more and more we have affordable quality health care for all Americans.
What do you expect to accomplish between now hour of the decision from the Supreme Court and election time.
Well remember every year every month.
More and more aspects.
The landmark law take effect.
And so ability to 2014 when the major provision takes effect which will help a lot of Americans who can't afford to pay for their own health interest is to keep too costly.
All those things are taking place to seniors today for example that donut hole with their prescription drug coverage for all of us and they have to pay everything out of pocket.
That's been shrinking so that more than three and have billion dollars.
In benefits have gone to seniors who have not had to pay for that amount of money for their prescription drugs we're gonna continue to build on those things so that more and more.
Health care really is affordable and it's no longer the driving force between.
Personal bankruptcies here in America.
City yields continue doing that even if the entire law is struck down that'll still be a priority and only ask because some of the Democrats being criticized.
-- they're Republican colleagues for concentrating too much on health care.
When this top issue of the country they say is jobs.
Why don't I don't think Democrats are the ones there fixated on the health care exit that you just heard Mitt -- see that even if the Supreme Court upholds the health care law.
He would repeal it and so it seems to be the Republicans are the ones are fixated on.
Repealing things we're we're if we're focused on health -- to continue to build on it.
Because quite honestly so many Americans lose their job because they can't afford to.
Hold on to their health insurance and so we think that the most important thing we can do is.
Build on the job creation that's occurred.
Get people back to work chances are you're working you'll have access to health insurance but there's still things we have to do continue to make healthcare more affordable.
Build on the landmark law to make sure that health -- no longer to consideration whether.
Our business there's any more than individually Nancy is really quickly we just got that news that another when -- your colleagues another Democrat will vote to hold.
Eric Holder in contempt of congress what do you think with your reaction of your fellow colleagues also Democrats that are choosing to give this.
Well I think you'll find a small number Democrats and Republicans who will taking action.
On on this contempt citation I would hope that people would recognize that.
The citation has become.
-- it's become political theater quite honestly this is the first time we've seen the house moved this aggressively this way with so little little evidence to.
To really validate the action but what -- other people have to do what they believe is the right thing to do I firmly believe that.
This is gone from being oversight by the committee hearing in the congress in the house over the actions of the fast and furious case that began with President Bush.
To -- over reaching by the Republican chairman of the committee.
Who has not been able to show why he hasn't called people who actually started the program the path for your period for -- to testify.
Just because they're Republican.
Great Bush Administration -- it doesn't mean that they should testify.
Part of this or next had -- today thank you for the --