How the GOP is making a Faustian bargain with the Democrats for their 2016 nominee
The GOP is “going to be forced to negotiate” with the Democratic Party on health care, Sen. Lindsey Graham Lindsey Olin GrahamGraham’s GOP falters as GOP hopes for tax cuts pass Senate Dems urge Senate Dems to vote against Kavanaugh MORE (R-S.C.) told CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
“They’re going to be making concessions.
They’re going, they’re going going to have to be, you know, they’ve been bargaining and they’re not going to change.”
Graham said the Senate Democrats would have to “be willing to change” on the Obamacare repeal and replace legislation, if Democrats are going to give them a “fair shot.”
“They’re not willing to be willing to make concessions,” Graham said.
“So, you’re going see Democrats have to come back and make concessions.
And that will mean they have to go to conference, and we’ll have a deal.”
The GOP has been working with the Senate to craft legislation that would stabilize insurance markets and allow insurance companies to offer cheaper plans that would cover a large swath of Americans.
That legislation was approved by the Senate in December.
But, the Republican plan would leave millions of Americans without health insurance.
And Graham has argued that the plan would lead to skyrocketing premiums, and “insurance companies will be forced, if they don’t make concessions, to pull out of the marketplace.”
Graham is referring to the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate that nearly 22 million people would lose insurance under the Senate GOP plan.
If you’re willing to give the insurance company the choice of taking away the subsidies and the mandate, and then take away the insurance subsidy and the mandates, then you’re giving the insurance industry a choice to just leave the marketplace,” Graham told Cuomo.”
He called it “a Faustian deal.””
If you’re willing to give the insurance company the choice of taking away the subsidies and the mandate, and then take away the insurance subsidy and the mandates, then you’re giving the insurance industry a choice to just leave the marketplace,” Graham told Cuomo.
Graham said that if the Senate does not allow the Senate Democratic bill to pass and Republicans “have to go back and negotiate,” they will be “making concessions.””
I think it’s going to make it hard for Republicans to make the Faustian Deal that they’re looking for.”