One day after the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, former-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani fired up Las Vegas Republicans, railing the crowd against the plan.
Republican volunteers rallied with the former-mayor and 2008 presidential candidate. Critics of the health care plan repeat the mantra Repeal and Replace.
In examining Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s plans, there are no descriptions of how he would replace the Affordable Care Act in his official campaign book.
With Giuliani in town campaigning for Romney, 8 News NOW asked him for specific proposals Republicans will present to voters this November. Giuliani spoke to a few dozen local Republican volunteers, and explained what Romney would replace in the president’s health care act if elected.
“The Republican plan to replace it is to remove the tax advantage for employers giving health care. They’ll keep it, but give that same tax advantage to employees so they’ll buy their own health insurance. Allow for purchase of health insurance in 50 states,” he said.
Giuliani also believes reducing the dollar amount doctors could be sued for will prevent a shortage of medical professionals, lowering patient costs.
“Do tort reform, which President Obama absolutely refuses to do. Meaning, reduce the costs of these lawsuits which are driving people out of the medical profession. Basically, turn this into more of a private system with private competition,” he said.
“I absolutely believe that healthy employees make productive employees,” said DW Bistro owner Bryce Krausman. “It will raise a level of wellness and the level of paying attention to your health. I think a lot of people in this country didn’t have an opportunity to do that right now, and they do.”
Krausman spoke on behalf of the Democratic Party. He supports the Affordable Care Act, saying it gives his employees the option to keep coverage after they no longer work for him.
To get their message out, local Republican volunteers plan on knocking on 5,000 on July 7, so you are going to hear the motto Repeal and Replace a lot from Republicans.