Bevin: Simultaneous Repeal and Replace of Obamacare 'Makes Great Sense'
Repealing and replacing Obamacare is high on the to-do list for President-elect Donald Trump as he assumes office.
The state of Kentucky alone has provided a microcosm for the best strategy of how to accomplish this task.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is calling for a quick repeal of Obamacare, while Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wants to repeal and replace the law at the same time.
Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin joined "Your World with Neil Cavuto" Tuesday to discuss his personal stance on how to best approach this issue.
"I think in general the majority of Americans are with Senator Paul in theory and that is, if you're going to replace something, do it at the time that you're repealing that which you are going to be replacing. So to do this simultaneously I think makes great sense," Bevin said.
Bevin said Trump must rely on democracy, rather than monarchy, to take a pragmatic approach in finding the best way forward.
"Any measure taken at the federal level that affects health care is going to have a significant impact on Kentucky, so I personally would like to see us come to a conclusion where we can replace this at the very same time that we repeal it," he said. "If that is not practical, then let's at least get it out of the way and come up with the very best approach that we possible can."
Bevin said he is not concerned with the mixed messages his party is sending about how to proceed with Obamacare.
"Great leaders find a way to thread that needle. ... I have absolute confidence that this is going to be one of the greatest administrations we've seen in our lifetimes," he said.
Watch the above video for more on Bevin's conversation with Neil Cavuto.