Why Do Republicans Object to New Federal Health Care Programs?
The Democrats in Congress, without any Republican support, are using the budget reconciliation process to pass a $3.5 trillion spending bill—a bill with a price tag larger that equals about what the federal government spent in fiscal year 2019.
As reported by The Washington Times:
On the health care front, the bill intends to expand “Democrats’ goal of providing universal health care to all Americans.” This would be achieved by adding “new Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit[s] to the Medicare program,” expanding Obamacare, extending subsidies for home health care workers, and creating a “new federal health program for Americans in the ‘Medicaid gap.’”
The health care provisions in the bill are the biggest health care expansion since Obamacare, and the greatest expansion of Medicare benefits in decades.
Naturally, Republicans in Congress oppose the health care provisions in the bill.
Why do Republicans object to new federal health care programs?
Although Republicans claim to belong to the party of the Constitution, federalism, limited government, less-intrusive government, less-government regulation, and the free market, they have always envisioned a role for the federal government in health care.
Medicaid is government-funded health care for eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with certain disa
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