Admin ‘Disrupted the Entire Health Care Marketplace’: Rubio Blasts ObamaCare
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) blasted ObamaCare on “Hannity” tonight.
Rubio said the purpose of ObamaCare was not to get 7 million people to sign up on a website but to insure many of America’s uninsured. He said the administration is falling “woefully short” of that.
“You’ve now disrupted the entire health care marketplace for purposes of a law, quite frankly, that has failed to even make a substantial dent on the number of uninsured,” he said.
Rubio said he recently saw a report that says about 14-15 percent of people who have signed up for ObamaCare haven’t even paid. He said people will not continue to sign up once they see high deductibles and copayments.
The Florida senator said that people care about the issue of ObamaCare because they’re seeing its effects, from higher health care costs to not being able to see preferred doctors or go to specialty cancer centers.
“This is no longer some political issue they’re hearing about on the news. This is personal. This is happening to people,” he said.
Hannity and Rubio also discussed the red state Democrats up for re-election. Rubio said they spent the last three and a half years as “apologists” for ObamaCare.
The two also talked about Paul Ryan’s “path for prosperity,” which would balance the budget in 10 years, begin to pay down the debt, grow the economy, cut government spending by $5.1 trillion and strengthen national security. The path calls for repealing ObamaCare, expanding opportunity for all, overhauling the broken tax code and promoting energy security.
“By and large, it’s exactly the direction we should be headed,” Rubio said.
Rubio said the difference between conservatives and liberals is that conservatives trust people to spend their money well, while liberals do not.
Watch the full interview above.