Earlier today, Erick Erickson of Red State wrote "It's A Trap", an opinion piece that Rush Limbaugh picked up on with his listeners. On last night's show, I talked about Fred Upton's bill, deriding it as a loser. Evidently others think so as well:
"Republicans are walking into a trap and they don’t even realize it.
They are about to consider, in the House of Representatives, legislation by Congressman Upton that would allow people to keep their insurance plans.
There’s a problem though. It is widely acknowledged that Congressman Upton’s legislation is more messaging than substance. His legislation does not have anything in it that can force insurance companies, in the topsy-turvy world of Obamacare, to keep insurance plans going.
But there is a plan than does. Senator Mary Landrieu has written legislation in the United States Senate that the Democrats love. It mandates insurance companies have to keep people on their present insurance. The GOP is supposedly against mandates and against government forcing private businesses and individuals into contracts they don’t want."
Landrieu, facing a tough re-election fight says Republican's plan doesn't go far enough and proposed allowing grandfathered health plans to continue indefinitely. Upton says he is open to pursuing it. Ack!
Tonight our Capitol Hill analyst Elizabeth Letchworth tells us what she thinks will happen.
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