How would Republicans fix health care?
Does GOP have a better plan?
- Duration 3:16
- Date Jul 5, 2012
Does GOP have a better plan?
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Well one thing that's obvious most Republicans do not support the president's health care law.
What is less obvious is what the GOP would do instead.
Our chief national correspondent Jim Angle went searching and has some answers force tonight.
Victorious digital -- to be dragged back -- Democrats argue Republicans who want to repeal the Obama plan want to return to the bad old days of health insurance.
And politics behind.
Android windows and ensuring that every American.
Quality affordable care that no person and and tonight currently doing pre existing and yeah.
Republicans however say they agree the old system will not work -- health care system the status quo is unacceptable.
As a physician I can tell you that it doesn't work for patients and certainly doesn't work for doctors one conservative analyst says Republicans should now lay out their plans to show be able what they would do.
They need to be able to talk about health care vision that is different from the Obama care vision.
And I need to be able to announce the principles that people can understand.
Can't agree with all the in the Obama administration and the people -- supported the president's Health Care Reform did was add more people -- -- sister were failing system.
That's not Health Care Reform.
Always rejected the individual mandate in polls but another aspect -- consistently and immensely popular coverage of preexisting conditions.
In fact one poll found that 85%.
-- that with only 12% opposing.
Republicans have several plans to cover preexisting conditions one reason for the man today was to force lots of healthy people into insurance pools to spread the risk.
Republicans say they can do that without the mandate which they plan to repeal to get the -- the polls large enough to be able to make it so that pre -- analysis.
Don't make any difference to the costs and health coverage for folks because the risk is spread over such a large group that expensive illnesses -- if you don't drive up premiums for all.
If it's that simple although why hasn't it been done before.
As it turns out if you don't work for a large multistate employers it -- legal for individuals or small groups to buy health insurance across state lines.
Even though you can buy auto or life insurance.
Anywhere well option jokingly say that is net interest income grew by.
Car insurers from a lizard.
Across state lines -- can't buy health insurance Republicans reject that law so that people who belong to the same associations such -- all realtors oral lutherans -- all small business associations.
Good form a pool for health insurance.
But if we allowed everybody was a member of a -- -- a civic organization.
Kiwanis club or remote area -- or or lions club took pool together to purchase insurance -- you get the purchasing power of millions.
Congressman -- -- proposed allowing anyone anywhere to join the federal help plant which has nine million members all over the US they have different kinds of insurance.
Plans that they can pick from.
And that's what we would like to do as we'd like to create bigger pulls Republicans has several bills already written and ready to go.
Most have one thing in common there would be no mandate and no tax increases and the federal government would not be making health care decisions they say.
Patients and doctors would.
John and we've got that big vote on repeal of course next Wednesday Jim Angle tonight -- thing.