Jindal Says Obamacare Fight Not Over

Jun 25, 2015

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Speaking to a business crowd at a Politics and Eggs luncheon St. Anselm College, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said the GOP needs clear policies, and that the party should abandon any effort to become what he called “a cheaper version of the Democratic party.” 

Jindal also said the Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare subsidies for people enrolled in non-state based exchanges needs to be met head on.

“Yes, the Supreme Court rules that one part of Obamacare was not unconstitutional. That’s not success.”

Jindal argued that the Obamacare has failed to drive down health care cost costs and bred greater dependence on government.  He says conservatives, and certainly Republicans running for president, need to be clear about how they will continue to fight the law.

“I’ve don’t that. I am the only candidate to have outlines exactly how we would, repeal and replace all of Obamacare," Jindal said.

Jindal has proposed letting states fully control Medicaid, and the creation of high risk pools to cover people with  serious illnesses. He said he'd offer federal subsidies to help sick people afford coverage and eliminate the tax break businesses get when they offer employees insurance.