COLUMBUS, OH–The American people deserve better healthcare and they will get better healthcare with four more years of President Trump in office, according to Vice President Mike Pence.
“We’re going to protect pre-existing conditions. We’re going to give them more options in a free market economy solution, not a government takeover of healthcare that will set us on an inexorable path to socialized medicine,” said Pence in an interview Monday on the “Daily Briefing with Dana Perino,” which airs on Fox News.
Pence detailed what he and the President believe is wrong with Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s healthcare ideas.
“What you’ve got them pushing, in Joe Biden with Obamacare plus a public option, is a government takeover of a healthcare. Obamacare was a disaster. They said, ‘If you like your doctor, you can keep it. If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.’ They said premiums would go down. When we came into office, premiums had doubled under Obamacare,” said Pence.
Pence reiterated that the Trump administration will repeal and replace Obamacare.
“We’ll replace it with the kind of healthcare that lowers the cost of insurance without growing the government,” said Pence.
He also spoke to Perino about the confirmation process taking place right now with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a University of Notre Dame law school graduate, who is President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburgh who died last month. Democrats say it is a rushed process and should be delayed until after November’s presidential election. Pence says this isn’t the first time something like this has happened.
“There have been 29 vacancies on the Supreme Court during election years since George Washington through Barack Obama. In all 29 cases, the President made a nomination. The Senate is now participating in their constitutional role to advise and consent,” said Pence.
Pence said the President chose Barrett because she is a “principled, brilliant jurist” and “will not legislate from the bench.”