Former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint railed against the Affordable Care Act yesterday during a national stop in Brandywine Hundred calling it un-American.
The Republican left office to head up the conservative Heritage Foundation and has been active in calling for repeal of the law.
Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd he warned that the law will not allow doctors to be paid enough to provide quality care and said he had other solutions to providing increased medical coverage such as tax cuts to businesses for health care coverage.
Alongside DeMint was Mike Needham CEO of the Foundation’s lobbying arm Heritage Action.
He said the effort to defund Obamacare must achieve results before states like Delaware open enrollment for the new insurance exchanges this fall.
Health Care Supporters
The Wilmington News Journal reports that, in a preemptive strike, supporters of the president’s health care plan gathered in Wilmington where State Health and Social Service Secretary Rita Landgraf touted the 6-thousand young adults who have remained under their parents’ insurance plans.
In addition, she noted that the 257-thousand patients with pre-existing conditions must now be covered by insurance companies.
Delaware’s senior Senator Democrat Tom Carper issued his own statement saying there were “many on the right are threatening extreme measures like shutting down the government” to defund the law.
Currently, some Republican leaders have called for using legislation to raise the nation’s debt ceiling to do that such as Eastern Shore Congressman Andy Harris.