Darrell Issa Proposes ‘Tort Reform’ To Replace ObamacarePosted: 2017-01-01
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) asserted on Sunday that part of the solution for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is to give patients fewer rights when suing doctors for malpractice.
During a panel discussion on CNN’s State of the Union, Delaware Democratic Representative-elect Lisa Blunt Rochester pointed out that many of her constituents relied on the Affordable Care Act.
“That was a landmark I will always remember,” she said of the health care reform law. “That was sort of like seeing an FDR thing in my own lifetime.”
“I talked to a lot of people in my state,” Blunt Rochester explained. “And everybody agreed that no law is perfect. But to the extent that we’ve touched every single American, everything from dealing with pre-existing conditions to discriminating against women for your coverage to your children who are 26 years or under being able to covered, there are so many good things. And what I would hope is that we would come together and say, ‘Okay, what are things that we can agree on?'”
“There are parts to this that you can’t just pull apart. It’s not that simple.”
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) argued for a “phase in, phase out” approach to repealing the health care law.