Uh huh. First, free market principles left 50 million Americans without health insurance. So Jeb is advocating for the status quo, which leaves too many Americans out of luck and the rest of us paying more than we should to cover those costs.
Second, Obamacare is the Republican plan. It just took a Democrat to get it passed. So Jeb is admitting that it is dysfunctional and flawed to the core:
During an interview for “This Week,” former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush encouraged the GOP to come up with an alternative and show some restraint if their aim was to repeal the president’s signature healthcare law.
“I think the best way to repeal Obamacare is to have an alternative; we never hear the alternative…we could do this in a much lower cost with improved quality based on our principles, free market principles…and two, show how Obamacare, flawed to its core, doesn’t work,” Bush said.
“So have a little bit of self-restraint. It might actually be a politically — a better approach to see the massive dysfunction,” he said, after being asked by ABC’s Jonathan Karl what his message would be for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is vowing to do everything he can to repeal Obamacare.