Rep. Mark Sanford was on with Glenn Beck this morning and explained why the Freedom Caucus has signed on to the health care bill via the MacArthur amendment:
Sanford doesn’t sugar coat this. He laments that Republicans won’t repeal Obamacare, despite the fact that the said they were and that they event sent a full repeal bill to Obama’s desk.
That said he feels that the MacArthur amendment, which gets at Title I funding which is at the heart of what drives up cost, is about as good as the Freedom Caucus is going to get from Republicans at this point. He described it as an experiment with federalism in that states will be able to choose which path they want to take with respect to letting insurance be insurance, a more free market based system or a more socialist model.
Listen to the short clip for more, as he explains his point in much more detail.
I will say as I’ve said before just how pathetic it is that Republicans, led by Paul Ryan, absolutely refuse to repeal Obamacare. I would have never believed that on an issue like this we’d be where we are today.
So thank God for the Freedom Caucus. If it weren’t for them we’d be stuck with the earlier Republican version, Obamacare lite, with Republicans lying to us and telling us it’s a full repeal.