On Friday, legal scholar, author, and conservative radio/TV host Mark Levin ripped House Republicans over their failed attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Taking to Facebook, Levin published a short, but incredibly powerful message, aimed mostly at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan:
“Mr. Ryan, you continue with your mantra, that the GOP is now a governing party not an opposition party. These are words that apply to you. You failed to develop a plan that embraced market capitalism and you did not involve the GOP conservatives in the early phases of drafting your plan.
You tried to force this plan through, adopted a few changes, but mostly continued with big-government ideas and much of Obamacare’s essential elements. The failure to govern is on the GOP leadership. And the failure to uphold the repeal promise with an actual repeal of most of Obamacare is also on the GOP leadership. These troubling circumstances could have been avoided.”
In short form, Levin said what every conservative has been saying since the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was revealed. This legislation is not conservative; it is not free-market oriented; it is not patient-centric. The AHCA is Obamacare Lite, and the antithesis of what should have been put forward.
Levin rightly blames Rep. Paul Ryan, and those who designed the bill.