Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee lauded the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill and said that Washington leadership is seeking perfection instead of doing its job, during a Thursday interview on “Fox and Friends.”
“I would absolutely get behind it [the bill],” Huckabee said. “Sometimes Washington is paralyzed by a quest for perfection, rather than doing that which is better than they have. This is a great example of that.”
He believes that Congress can always go back and add new elements to the bill, but it is important to remove Obamacare quickly.
“If the problem is lack of money for specific states, that can be fixed. But Obamacare can’t be fixed,” he said. “What we have is an airplane spiraling towards the ground about to explode, and we have people complaining about the snacks being served.”
Huckabee added that the bill gives much needed financial breathing room to states by allowing governors to decide what is best for their constituents.
“It empowers states. It gives them flexibility,” he said. “I’m telling you the problem is not that states can’t do something. The problem is the federal government won’t let them. Graham-Cassidy gives them the permission, gives them the opportunity to fix a lot of the reasons Obamacare wont work. And the number one among them is this: there is no federal template that you can put over 50 states. What health care needs to look like in Mississippi is dramatically different than what it would look like in Massachusetts.”
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