GOP Senate Hopeful Sasse: Obamacare '2,300 Pages of Slush'

Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 11:56 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Nebraskans don't like Obamacare, not only because of the "2,300 pages of slush in the law" but also because of a "world view" that fosters government dependency, Ben Sasse, Republican candidate for the Senate in Nebraska, said Tuesday.

"When Nebraskans talk about Obamacare, they don't just mean just the 2,300 pages of slush in the law. They mean something about the world view that they see as Obamacare," Sasse told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Story continues below video.



A former U.S. assistant secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush, Sasse was featured on the cover of National Review magazine Friday as a rising conservative star in the Republican Party. He announced his candidacy in July for the Senate to fill the seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Mike Johanns.

The people of Nebraska are more interested in moving "toward more independence" and not looking to the government to fix the problems in healthcare, Sasse maintained.

"They see Obamacare as this flawed world view that says if something's big and broken, only the federal government can solve it, and we need to treat people as if they need to be more dependent on government. That's not what they want," he said.

The health sector before Obamacare was "a mess," but the new healthcare law ultimately will not be "implementable," Sasse maintained. He argued Obamacare's problems were not because of too little government, but "too much government creating too many of these rules."

A workable alternative to Obamacare, Sasse explained, would be to "create portability" and transfer coordination of healthcare to the states. He also suggested fixing the tax code, so people "can buy policies that aren't loaded up with a whole bunch of benefits that they don't need, or wouldn't choose to buy."

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

New Hampshire Poll: Shaheen Slips Into Dead Heat With Brown

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 22:48 PM

With the November election drawing closer, New Hampshire Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has slipped into a dead heat with  . . .

Romney and Ryan Reunite in Chicago, Call for Fair Probe in Ferguson

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 21:20 PM

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, are reuniting in Chicago in their first j . . .

With Eye on 2016, Perry Takes Hard Foreign Policy Line

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 19:02 PM

A week after his indictment for misusing his authority and days after his police mugshot was beamed around the world, Te . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved