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.
This morning Sen. Lisa Murkowski went on cable channel CNBC to explain why she supports a slower process for repealing Obamacare than what is supported by Republican congressional leadership and President-elect Trump.
Today, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and four other Senators introduced a measure that would slow, and they say improve, the process for repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is among a group of senators looking slow down the process of repealing Obamacare, according to Politico.
What does former U.S. Senator Mark Begich think of Gov. Walker’s budget, the job Ethan Berkowitz is doing as Mayor, and how progressives can combat the incoming Trump administration? Oh, and what will Begich be running for next? Check out all that and much more on this week’s installment of The Midnight Sun Podcast.