Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rubio: OK, We'll Keep Popular Parts Of Health Care Reform

Marco Rubio, Florida senatorial candidate and Tea Party favorite, started a petition to repeal President Obama's health care reform right after it passed. He issued a blanket condemnation:

"Earlier this year, I pledged to support legislation to repeal any federal health care takeover that eventually passed. I reiterate my strong support for repealing it when I get to Washington and offering alternative reforms to make health care more accessible and affordable.

Now Rubio is more nuanced in his views, according to the conservative National Review:

...Rubio...mentioned that there are two parts within the Obamacare legislation that he doesn’t want repealed. The first is the ban on insurance companies denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, and the second is that he thinks that children up to age 26 should be allowed to “buy into” their parents’ coverage.

It's no coincidence that Rubio suddenly supports the parts of the bill that "people like."

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