Chris Cuomo Confronts Cruz On Alternative Health Care Solutions
CNN’s Chris Cuomo confronts Senator Ted Cruz for criticizing the Affordable Care Act while not offering any solutions to fix the current problems.
Cuomo asked, “How can we say that it’s not working when it isn’t implemented yet? How can you say premium is skyrocketing when they haven’t put the plans into effect yet?” He added, “You’re being a little dangerous with how much political spin you put on something that’s so central to the well-being of so many families.”
Cruz replied by citing that about 100,000 people signed up for insurance with Obamacare while 5 million have lost their health insurance because of Obamacare. He said, “When I go back to Texas, I travel the state and I see people all the time who come up to me, men and women across Texas, and they grab me by the shoulder and they’re afraid. They say, Ted, you know, I just lost my health insurance. I got a child with diabetes, I need my health insurance. I’m scared, please stop this from happening.
Cuomo pointed out that he looked at the list of bills that Cruz sponsored, which offered no solutions to the current health care problems. He indicated that the bills only purpose was to get rid of the existing law.
Cruz replied that it is the only solution that will work and argued that the “band aide” fixes that President Obama and the congressional Democrats are pushing are not working.
Cuomo then asked Cruz, “You don’t think that you have the responsibility as a U.S. Senator to do better than that in terms of offering a solution to what to do next?”
Cruz fired back asking if Cuomo spoke out for the 5 million who lost their insurance.
“The problem is, I don’t have the power to fix it, you do. That’s what a U.S. senator does,” Cuomo replied. Cuomo asked Cruz again, “What are you going to do about it?”
Cruz said the current fixes are not working and finally offers a solution. He said the best thing to do is allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines to increase competition.