Pavlich: If Health Care Bill Doesn't Lower Costs, GOP Will 'Own It' in Midterms
Katie Pavlich warned House Republicans this morning against passing a health care bill "for the sake of passing it."
She cautioned that top Democrats like Nancy Pelosi are eager to see Republicans have to "own the problems of ObamaCare" heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
Pavlich said the House Freedom Caucus is making that argument in opposition to the American Health Care Act, which they say won't immediately lower health care costs.
"The current bill will bring down costs in a couple of years. That is unacceptable to [the Freedom Caucus]. It has to happen today or else we will own it going into the 2018 midterm elections," said Pavlich, the editor of TownHall.com and a Fox News contributor.
On "Your World," Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said that the health care bill "is going to fail," arguing that it does not repeal Obamacare in its entirety and it will not lower prices.
Pavlich said Republicans and President Donald Trump "argued forever" about why ObamaCare needed to be repealed while Barack Obama was in office.
She said Trump will be hurt politically if Republicans cannot come together on a bill, since he campaigned on being the "ultimate dealmaker."
Charles Krauthammer said last night that if the bill fails to pass, it will "really damage" Trump's presidency just two months in.
Watch her full analysis above and stay tuned to Fox News Channel for full coverage of the health care vote.