Krauthammer: GOP Could Have Avoided 'Political Black Eye' in Health Care Debate
The failure of the Republican-backed health care bill is a "philosophical victory" for former President Obama, Charles Krauthammer said on "Special Report" tonight.
Krauthammer explained that it's been seven years since ObamaCare was put into place, and now there is a general feeling in the U.S. that universal health care is an entitlement.
He said that the debate was framed by how many people would gain or lose health care, which implies that everybody ought to have health care.
"Philosophically, what did the Republicans have to offer?" Krauthammer asked, suggesting that the bill put forward by House Speaker Paul Ryan offered nothing notable other than following through on the promise of repealing and replacing ObamaCare.
He said that House Republicans should have worked with opposition within the GOP to get a bill that would pass.
"You pass, you send it to the Senate, and then let the Democrats kill it with a filibuster," Krauthammer said. "And then, the Republicans at least will not have a political black eye."
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