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On the Eric Bolling Outnumbered Overtime, after the Iran nuclear deal, it was talk about health care that dominated. Anne Marie Slaughter, executive director of the New America Foundation wrote an op-ed that a looming repeal of Obamacare is not the end of it all. She called out Republicans for what she sees as a sell out to the corporate interests to expand on American capitalism. Jesse Watters said that Republicans will try to change the name of the bill to more familiar terms as that will help attract the moderates, but they have a long way to go. Hillary Clinton’s former policy advisor, Peter Daou, dismissed the GOP’s selling the bill by saying that over 2.3 million people got one of the healthcare exchanges in 2017, but to many people, the numbers don’t matter as much as the prospect of doing something that keeps the ACA alive. Donald Trump wants to give billions to states to expand the Medicaid program, which will be a drain on federal taxpayers for decades, but Sebastian Gorka said that although Democrats oppose this, it’s impossible to change something that will take care of millions of people in no time.
Gorka said that this is the only good news that Obamacare has as it means people will have healthcare, but does not fix any of the problems with the health care system and much of it is still subsidies for rich people, which leave millions of people in poverty as a result.
Dan Caplis called this bill a radical change from the ACA and said that it may not pass, but Republicans have to keep working on it as it will be central to their efforts to redo the future of American politics and America’s healthcare system.