On the Neil Cavuto show on Tuesday, Congressman Brat said the Republican healthcare plan to replace Obamacare is dead on arrival. It will not make it out of the House. From Fox Business:
‘You know, Congressman, there are 40 members in your House Freedom Caucus, I think. How many of them, as things stand right now, would vote against this in the House?’ asked Cavuto.
‘Oh a vast majority, plus the House Study Committee has 170 members,’ responded Brat.
‘So that would be defeated in the House, let alone worrying about the two or three Republicans who might peel off this Senate?’ Cavuto inquired.
‘Right,’ said Brat.
‘So this is dead on arrival,’ asked Cavuto.
‘Right,’ answered Brat.”
Brat said this new healthcare program is another entitlement program.
Right now we are $100 trillion light on our promises. Social Security and Medicare are insolvent currently,’ he said. ‘Guess who runs those? The federal government and politicians—I don’t think you want us running another entitlement program with your health on the line.'”
Watch the entire interview: