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BY KATHRYN MAYER
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.
— Mike Huckabee believes that
some of the ideals of Obamacare
— such as getting the uninsured
insured — are noble.
But, unfortunately, the
law is lacking, he says, in one
particularly important concept:
“The reason Obamacare
was never designed to work
is because it was (written) by
people who have not a clue as
to what they were doing to the
industry and health care in this
country,” Huckabee said in his
keynote speech Tuesday at the
2014 Benefits Selling Expo.
Common sense isn’t
reflected in the 37 changes
the administration has made
to the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act since it
passed. Common sense isn’t
having premiums soar for those
who can’t afford it. Common
sense doesn’t involve passing
a health care law that doesn’t
have the support of doctors. And
common sense isn’t having the
federal government be in control
of something it knows nothing
“I felt from the very beginning
that Obamacare was the wrong
approach — not because I’m a
Republican but because I was a
governor for 10. 5 years,” he said.
The former Arkansas governor
and current Fox News host
believes government works best
on a state level — especially in
insurance, where states set up
the insurance commissioner,
the insurance commission
and, of course, understand the
regulatory environment for
The ‘wrong approach’
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