First Congressional District Congressman Rick Crawford said the fervor among congressional Republicans to overturn the national health-care bill passed in March 2010 has waned, and there are parts of the plan that should remain law.
Crawford, R-Ark., of Jonesboro toured Lawrence County Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning and then met with physicians, board members and other hospital officials afterward.
“I don’t want to discuss this on a partisan basis by saying all of Obamacare is bad,” Crawford said. He gave few details about what parts of the law he supports or which ones need to be overturned.
Now at his little town hall a few months back, Crawford carried on about how his first vote was to repeal “Obamacare” and even acted like the effort was successful. Now he, and a lot of other congressional Republicans, are coming to face reality. The Affordable Care Act isn’t the monster they made it out to be in the campaign and it’s not going anywhere. So Crawford and others are shrugging their shoulders at it and moving on…to things like destroying Medicare and Medicaid presumably. Personally, I’m just curious as to what his teabagger supporters think of all this.