Marco Rubio May Have Single-handedly Defeated Obamacare – and Nobody Noticed.
While many politicians make bombastic and self-aggrandizing comments about all they are doing to dismantle Obamacare, Marco Rubio used the legislative process to poison Obamacare – and nobody noticed.
In an article titled “Marco Rubio Quietly Undermines Affordable Care Act”, theNew York Times says:
A little-noticed health care provision that Senator Marco Rubio of Florida slipped into a giant spending law last year has tangled up the Obama administration, sent tremors through health insurance markets and rattled confidence in the durability of President Obama’s signature health law.
So for all the Republican talk about dismantling the Affordable Care Act, one Republican presidential hopeful has actually done something toward achieving that goal.
Mr. Rubio’s efforts against the so-called risk corridor provision of the health law have hardly risen to the forefront of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but his plan limiting how much the government can spend to protect insurance companies against financial losses has shown the effectiveness of quiet legislative sabotage.
“Quiet legislative sabotage”… that’s a strategy that’s worked for decades and still does. Kudos to Senator Rubio for taking the boldest step and quietly inserting the poison pill provision into the law instead of publicly ranting about the provision and making it a political hot button.