Krauthammer: Another Republican opportunity for healthcare legislation is right around the corner
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer told "Special Report with Bret Baier" viewers that the Republican sponsored healthcare legislation may be dead right now, but another opportunity to revitalize it is just around the corner.
Because Krauthammer explained that in the Fall, Americans will see the Affordable Health Care implode even more.
He said, new premiums are "going to be much higher, they'll be fewer choices, far more insurers are going to be withdrawing from exchanges and they are going to be in a state of collapse."
The columnist pointed out that while those higher premiums might be good news for Republicans, the defeat of their legislation last week did do some damage to their party clout. "It's not just a promise betrayed," Krauthammer said, "it's a complete inability to govern."
But Krauthammer showed viewers just how Republicans need to get back on track with any new healthcare legislation. He said, "put everything in the bill including what's called the "phase three" stuff that was supposed to come later. The stuff that the conservatives want that everybody really wants -including tort reform, including stripping out the coverage requirements which are largely irrational - put all that in the bill."
By doing that, Krauthammer said, the pressure will be on Democrats to explain why healthcare is failing. "It'll be the Democrats that have to filibuster," Krauthammer explained, "and let the country watch them deny them a reform of a collapsing system."