Vice President Mike Pence is fed-up with Obamacare — and he’s threatening to take away Congress’ special healthcare, giving them all a taste of how destructive the “Affordable Care Act” really is.
On Wednesday, in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Pence was asked specifically about how Congress is exempt from the Obamacare.
Carlson asked, “Why should Members of Congress and their staffs have a better deal, not subject to the same rules as everybody else is?”
The Vice President Mike Pence responded with this:
“That’s pretty typical of Washington, isn’t it? You, more often than not, see one set of rules for the American people and another set of rules for the political class here in our nation’s capital. but as we move forward, the point is that whether the president makes a decision, it would be his decision whether to rescind that special treatment for members of Congress and their staffs.”
He went on to say, “What we want is a health care system that works for all of the American people.” Mike Pence explained that one element of health care reform should be cheaper coverage. “I think the primary goal first is to give people freedom over their own health care choices again,” said Pence.
“Congress needs to step up. Congress needs to do their job,” Pence said at a meeting with business and conservative leaders at his office to discuss ways to encourage Republican holdouts to vote in favor of beginning debate. “Every [Republican] member of the United States Senate should vote to begin the debate to rescue the American people from the disastrous policy of Obamacare.”
Republicans are aiming to vote on beginning debate next week on legislation that would repeal portions of Obamacare, though it isn’t clear whether the final bill will offer provisions that would replace its healthcare provisions or whether they will vote for another bill that would give them two years to craft a replacement plan. Pence and President Trump have voiced support for both bills at various times.
Pence said that the Trump administration intends to keep its promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Watch the interview here: