Exclusive–Jeff Landry: Louisiana Healthcare Bill ‘Path Forward’ for GOP on Obamacare Repeal

Breitbart | 6/11/2019 | Staff
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Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that his legislation can serve as the “path forward” for Republicans to offer a credible and viable alternative to Obamacare while protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions.

Louisiana remains poised to enact a sweeping Obamacare replacement proposal, known as the Health Care Coverage for Louisiana Families Protection Act, which would allow the state insurance commission to open the health insurance market to anyone not covered by an employer-sponsored health insurance plan. Companies could then compete on the state exchange to offer health insurance. The legislation passed with veto-proof majorities through state chambers of the Louisiana legislature, putting significant pressure on Democrat Gov. Jon Bel Edwards to sign the bill.

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Landry said that his legislation could serve as a “path forward” for the Republican Party to have a credible alternative to Obamacare and Medicare for All.

“This is a path forward; this gives you an opportunity, a solution to go out and encourage Republican states to move in this direction,” Landry said.

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“There was always solutions that were rooted in free-market principles,” Landry added.

Landry’s legislation arises as President Donald Trump has promised that the Republican Party will become the party of health care.

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Louisiana would enact Landry’s legislation if the Supreme Court were to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA), of which Landry serves as one of the lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit, contending that since Congress eliminated the ACA’s individual mandate, the rest of the law must go.

Landry’s health insurance legislation would also protect Americans with pre-existing conditions through a “guaranteed benefits pool,” which would protect Americans in a more light-touch fashion compared to many of the onerous Obamacare regulations which raise health insurance premiums and deductibles.

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Brent Littlefield, a Republican consultant who worked with Landry on the legislation, told Breitbart...
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