Newsmax's Tate: Total Repeal of Obamacare Unlikely

Friday, 16 May 2014 05:12 PM

By Courtney Coren

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In spite of the buyer's remorse many are feeling over their Obamacare insurance policies, it is unlikely there will ever be a "total repeal" of the new healthcare law, says Nick Tate, Newsmax deputy health editor and author of the "ObamaCare Survival Guide."

"The change, though, that we're seeing now is a movement away from total repeal and replacement, although some folks favor that of course, and really toward a kind of 'fix it, don't nix it' approach where they may tweak some aspects of the plan," Tate told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV.

"That's probably the way we're going to go in the next six months as we head to the midterm elections, as there will be tweaks and fixes, but it's going to be difficult for anybody to really stop this train from moving down that track," he added.

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Tate said that it certainly "does seem that we're moving in" the direction" of a single payer system, whether or not that was the intention of those who crafted the law.

There are serious problems with Obamacare, including issues with both the federal and state websites, as well as situations where individuals are no longer able to see their doctors, Tate said.

Not to mention the fact that the new healthcare law has not solved the problem that it intended to solve since "only about 1.7 million of those 8 million individuals" who have signed up for new health insurance policies were previously uninsured, he added, after the number of uninsured touted by President Barack Obama was about 40 million.

"There might've been a better way, a cheaper way, a less disruptive way to get those folks who did not have insurance covered," Tate said.

"My hope is that the sentiments of those individuals that have concerns will bring them to the attention of Congress so they can make some changes, at least some fixes if not a complete overhaul that makes some differences," he added.


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