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
Republican’s Obamacare repeal and replace bill is scheduled for a vote in the House on Thursday, but according to Politico Playbook what House members will be voting on won’t reflect the concerns of conservative members or have a known price tag.
New polling released exclusively to The Midnight Sun by Save Our Care, a group fighting efforts by President Trump and Congressional Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare, shows Alaskans already have an unfavorable opinion of the bill.
In our March 12 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar are joined by former Special Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Leslie Dach to talk with us about what impact the Trumpcare bill would have on Alaska if enacted. Forrest and Casey go on to discuss what themes and issues are rising Anchorage’s municipal races and what is happening in Juneau.
A new analysis of the Obamacare repeal and replace proposal being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives this week by the Washington, DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says Alaskans would see their healthcare tax credits cut by almost twice as much as any other state.
If Trump and the GOP-controlled congress can’t dismantle Obamacare as they have promised to do for years, they could face a combination of that “bloodbath” backlash — or at least a depressed turnout — from their rank-and-file conservative base while simultaneously raising the profile of the issue and handing Gov. Walker a powerful and popular issue to run on.
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) today released a statement on the House’s proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare. While the congressman did say he is committed to moving away from Obamacare, he stopped just short of offering his support for what his chamber’s leadership put forward saying, “I will continue to review the House’s proposal and determine whether it supports the goals of reforming our healthcare system in a manner demanded by the Alaskan people.”
With Congressional Republicans poised to introduce their plan to repeal Obamacare this week, new polling shows they’re losing the messaging war on the issue.
Alaska’s senior Senator Lisa Murkowski stands to play a big role in that process due to the narrow majority the GOP enjoys in the Senate.
Late last night the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to begin the process of repealing Obamacare by a vote of 51-48. That vote didn’t actually repeal ObamaCare, it just got things going in Congress.
Here is what Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan had to say on the move.