Scott Walker Unveils Plan to Repeal Obamacare: “It’s Time for Action, Not Words”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 18, 2015   |   10:16AM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-life Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker has unveiled a new plan to repeal Obamacare, which pro-life groups steadfastly oppose because it funds abortions and can lead to rationing health care.

Walker says he’s tired of hearing talk in Washington about repealing Obamacare but no actual plan to get it done.

“Republican leaders in Washington told us during the campaign last year that we needed a Republican Senate to repeal Obamacare. Well, Republicans have been in charge of both houses of Congress since January and there still isn’t a bill on the President’s desk to repeal Obamacare,” he will say today in a speech in Minnesota. “Let me be perfectly clear.  Americans want more than campaign promises, they want results. Actions speak louder than words. I get it.”

“Talk is cheap. We fight. We win. We get results. Which is probably why we won three elections in four years – in a state that hasn’t gone Republican for President since 1984,” Walker will say. “Now, I have a plan for America. On my first day as President, I will send legislation to the Congress that will repeal Obamacare entirely and replace it in a way that puts patients and their families back in charge of their health care – not the federal government. I call it the Day One Patient Freedom Plan.”

“If you’ve had it with Obamacare and you want someone who is going to do something about it, I am your candidate. Four years ago, I took on 100,000 protesters, I took on the big government union bosses, I took on the liberal power machine from Washington and – yes – I took on the establishment of my own party to push big, bold reforms… and you know what, we got results,” he will say in the speech today.

Walker wants to return authority to the states and provide sliding-scale tax credits directly to consumers to help them purchase health care. He also wants to expand the role of health savings accounts and allow consumers to buy insurance across state lines — something that has helped lower car insurance rates.

Walker would also give states greater say over Medicaid — an important issued to defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business, since the Obama administration is using federal control over it to threaten states that don’t want their state tax dollars sent to the abortion company.

“They told us during the last election that if we just elected a Republican Senate, the leadership out there would put a bill to repeal Obamacare on the desk of the president,” Walker said at the Iowa State Fair yesterday. “It’s August, we’re still waiting for that measure.”

The pro-life movement considers Obamacare one of the biggest funding mechanisms for abortions with taxpayer dollars. GAO has found that in 2014, taxpayers are funding over a thousand Obamacare health plans that subsidize abortion on demand—even late-term abortion—in defiance of the Hyde Amendment Obama publicly said he would honor.

Among GAO’s findings:

  • every ObamaCare taxpayer subsidized health insurance plan in New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island and Hawaii pays for abortion on demand
  • in New York a 405 out of 426 ObamaCare plans subsidize abortion on demand
  • in California—86 of 90
  • in Massachusetts—109 0f 111
  • in Oregon—92 of 102
  • in Washington, DC—23 of 34

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) April 2014 estimate, between 2014 and 2024, taxpayer subsidies to buy ObamaCare health plans will total $855 billion, making taxpayers unwittingly complicit in abortion.