President declares ObamaCare 'here to stay'
Republicans pressed to detail their plan
- Duration 4:32
- Date Jul 6, 2012
Republicans pressed to detail their plan
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The president on his first bus tour of the 2012 campaign -- the supreme -- health care ruling last week.
At a campaign rally in Ohio yesterday Elizabeth's.
-- would anybody.
Who wants to work what made that continue to improve.
Our healthcare system and our health -- laws.
But the lot of -- nervous thing.
The president the -- making his remarks as Republicans are being pressed to detail their plans for replacing the health care law Rich -- is editor of the national review.
He's a Fox News contributor Margie Romero -- the democratic pollster and president of momentum analysis thank you both for being here Margie here -- the president's language.
Pretty confident pretty definitive are you surprised in light of the fact that his health care law is still so unpopular.
Well -- he thanks first it was passed by congress signed by the president and found constitutional by the Supreme Court so it's no surprise that a majority of independents said.
Last week and appalled that they wanna see the country move on not go back to the partisan bickering over this.
And I would beg to differ that it's unpopular -- look at not just a preexisting conditions piece a whole host of different provisions of the bill are incredibly popular mandatory an -- care coverage mandatory breast cancer coverage keeping kids on there.
On their parents' health insurance seventeen million children now are able to get health insurance because they had a preexisting condition before these things are in credit.
I'm mark -- if you don't there are particular aspects of the bill that are popular when people are asked about them individually but when people are asked about the health care law as a whole.
More than 52%.
Of them say they don't like it's a rich we just heard from the president he says he's willing to work with Republicans.
Who would like to sit down and help him improve on the law should Republicans engage.
I mean that's not true and look Rick this is -- the efforts of this law passed to declare a fait accompli and tell Republicans to get over it.
But the law has lacked pop talented -- legitimacy it all along is about 32% approval.
The New York Times poll went past us 34% approval in the New York Times poll right before the Obama -- decision.
It's had a slight bump up from that decision but only a slight one.
And this is still very much up in the air and if Mitt -- elected with Republican senate I think he and other Republicans will be managed to pull apart enough of it.
That'll be basically rendered a dead letter and then it's on comment upon Republicans to come up with a better policy which shouldn't be difficult.
What about sort of sitting down and talking -- to some Republicans the president said he's willing to do it apparently he wasn't willing to talk to anybody doing that though the writing of the law now all of a sudden he says he will talk to them you see any kind of the deal being struck where some parts of the health -- -- get to stay in place and then some Republicans -- ideas get to be put in there too.
Lot I I think that poll show that people find Obama as much more are open to.
Collaboration and Republicans in congress we've seen that time and again that's why congress has historical low approval rating.
And some of these very popular things that we've been talking that Republicans have said that they don't like you had senator Jon Kyl from Arizona sneering I don't mean it's -- care coverage.
You had folks but it under the Bush Administration year after year you have Republicans to congress voting gets -- and it's very care coverage.
-- you had Republican pundits a few weeks ago saying people are under 26 -- slackers -- they needed and a health insurance up.
Republicans have expressed not just broad -- disapproval of health care -- but that that very popular things they also.
Look I mean all this stuff first of all someone has 25 years old he's not a kid.
He's an adult.
And insurers have said they're gonna do that voluntarily regardless of whether the law exists or not it doesn't cost much to cover.
Young and healthy.
People and the fact is John Kyle -- met the man many times.
He doesn't need maternity care he doesn't need maternity coverage if you want to cover more people what you should be doing.
Is make it possible for them especially young and healthy people to buy low cost.
Catastrophic insurance that doesn't have these mandatory poll -- and benefits.
Layered on top of that and these things are also they're really they're very small compared to two trillion dollar entitlement.
That will never pay for itself.
We've got to leave it there I'm sorry to interrupt you rich but obviously not the last word on this you have to wonder the role that health care will play that closer and weathered.
The economy will will trump that as the topic that everybody is talking about we'll have you both back on Margie and rich thank you again thanks Eric --