Politics

Bush: JebCare better than 'special interest' Obamacare

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush unveiled his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare on the campaign trail in New Hampshire. The governor touted that his plan would promote innovation, lower costs and shift power back to the states. His campaign calls it "Jeb's Conservative Plan for 21st Century Health."

"The one thing I know is this: We can't stick with the status quo," Bush said. "We can't leave this up to the lobbyists and the politicians in Washington, D.C., because the system we have today, Obamacare in its most current form, was written by the special interests for the special interests."

Bush's plan would repeal Obamacare and offer tax credits for purchasing health insurance coverage to individuals that do not receive health insurance from an employer, as the Washington Examiner's Philip Klein noted. Bush's plan also calls for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health and to "modernize" regulations from the Food and Drug Administration.

He follows two other governors turned presidential candidates — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — to propose alternatives to President Obama's signature healthcare legislation. Walker has since exited the race and Jindal has suffered from low poll numbers nationwide for months.

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