Young Says He Isn’t Yet Sold On Trumpcare Bill

Rep. Don Young

Republican leaders in Congress are moving to put their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare to a vote of the House on Thursday, but Alaska’s only member of that body says he may not yet be prepared to vote for the bill:

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) –  “The longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House says he isn’t convinced that a GOP bill pending in Congress takes the right approach to addressing health care problems, particularly for a high-cost, remote state such as Alaska.”

“Young says that’s what’s being pitched. He says no state would be affected more than Alaska.”

“Young says he’s committed to repealing former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, which is also referred to as “Obamacare.”

But Young suggests a repeal of the existing law that would take effect in 2020, providing time for Congress to work on a replacement.”

About the Author

Casey Reynolds
Reynolds served as communications director for the Alaska Republican Party from 2008-2011. He left the Party in 2011 to host his own popular morning radio political talk show on AM750 / FM103.7 KFQD. Reynolds now runs The Midnight Sun (midnightsunak.com), crowned by the Anchorage Press as “Alaska’s best political blog.”
  • akbatgirly

    So, if “Trumpcare” passes, and healthcare becomes even more prohibitively expensive for Alaskans, then what’s to keep people from moving to a place where their doctor visits cost only half of what they do here? And do those people own or rent, and what will happen to the housing market? And then, since we have a completely “one legged stool” form of taxation here in Anchorage (property tax), then what will happen to our public schools? I guess that when they either close or become bad due to all the decent teachers finding different employment, we can put our kids in Anchorage Baptist Temple for $7,000/yr. Yes Republicans, healthcare is definitely “complicated”.