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Krauthammer: GOP Should Accept Not Getting Full Repeal

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 Mar 2017 09:27 PM

Conservative Republicans pushing for a complete repeal of Obamacare should "accept the fact that you're not going to get everything you want," panelist Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on Fox News' "Special Report."

Krauthammer agreed with conservative critics such as Sen. Rand Paul the House bill presented this week amounts to "Obamacare Lite," but he said it is difficult to cut an entitlement once it has been implemented.

"That is the genius of the left," he said.

Things have changed since 2010, when the Affordable Care Act and its subsidies were passed by a Democratic Congress, Krauthammer said, likening the situation to President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, which was denounced by Republicans for two decades.

But, he added "Eisenhower comes into office in 1953, and they don't touch an element of it. Social Security remains intact. They were not suicidal, and they lived to govern another day."

No country in the West that has developed national health insurance has ever revoked in spite of its problems, Krauthammer said.

Republicans still unhappy with the new plan should "Get it while you can," he said, "and worry about the rest later."

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Conservative Republicans pushing for a complete repeal of Obamacare should "accept the fact that you're not going to get everything you want," panelist Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on Fox News' "Special Report."
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