Kelli Ward is challenging incumbent Senator Jeff Flake for the U.S. Senate seat up in the August 2018 Republican Primary. Ward, a physician and former State Senator from Lake Havasu City, held John McCain to just 51 percent of the vote in her 2016 race against the 30-year incumbent.
Tempe, AZ – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward today called on Congress to be bold and fully repeal the ObamaCare disaster just like they did last year, a move, she says, will force Democrats to the table to compromise with majority Republicans.
“Americans in 2010 gave Republicans control of the House of Representatives on the promise that ObamaCare would be repealed. But then we were told it wasn’t enough because we didn’t control the Senate. And when the GOP took the Senate in 2014 we were told it wasn’t enough because we didn’t control the White House,” Ward, a physician and former State Senator, noted.
“But last year voters rejected the failed Obama-Clinton agenda and elected Donald Trump. Now Republicans control the White House, the Senate and the House but we’re getting a whole new round of excuses,” Ward said.
“What Republicans need to do is pass the repeal legislation that we read about in their endless fundraising appeals for the last six years. The era of excuses is over,” added Ward. “The legislation they sent last year to President Obama during reconciliation, and which he vetoed, needs to be sent to President Trump’s desk.”
“Now the House leadership expects Americans to accept a bill that continues healthcare welfare, subsidies and mandatory coverage. This is not a repeal but rather cementing a false notion that more government is the solution to problems more government creates,” Ward pointed out.
“Congress needs to pass the full repeal bill they sent to President Obama’s desk and allow the free market, liberated from government abuse and manipulation, to lower healthcare costs for all Americans,” Ward said.
“ObamaCare is a complete disaster and by repealing it, we’re going to let the free market take over and find new solutions to the problem of skyrocketing premiums, out-of-control deductibles and a loss of consumer choice,” added Ward.
“I have outlined the Patient Power Plan based on what I’ve seen on the ground as a medical professional,” Dr. Ward noted. “I hope Congress passes something similar to what I have outlined, but nothing will pass unless Republicans are bold and fight back against the Democrat’s Alinsky tactics. The House Republican approach is the wrong approach.”
Ward’s plan moves towards a free market through a combination of tax credits, block grants, Health Savings Accounts and market competition.
“By repealing now, Democrats will be forced to the table to compromise with Republicans – because their own constituency will demand it. That’s the art of negotiating and with Donald Trump in the White House, it’s time Republicans act with the knowledge someone has our back, for once,” Ward pointed out.