Huckabee: Republicans Need To "Get Over" Their Opposition to Health Care Subsidies

Former Arkansas governor reportedly considering a 2016 White House bid


Possible 2016 GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee on Sunday said the government should subsidize a portion of healthcare for uninsurable Americans.

The former Arkansas governor laid out his own plan for healthcare on "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace, saying if his party has a problem with subsidizing "people whose medical expenses are extraordinary … they need to get over it."

Huckabee, weighing a second run for the highest office in the country, said instead of overhauling the entire healthcare system, the government should focus on the 15 percent of Americans who are uninsured, half of which, Huckabee contends, are insurable but choose not to get coverage. 

He said there should be a "safety net" for those uninsurable individuals.

Huckabee highlighted a program that former President Ronald Reagan signed into law in 1982, the Tax Equity Family Relief Act, or TEFRA.

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  1. Huckabee needs to stfu and die. As far as im concerned he is a bad Christian because whenever I hear him all I hear is a pu.ssy too cowardly to stand up for what is RIGHT and Jesus Christ was no coward.

  2. Why don't you run for President of The United States of America then? Have a nice day EVEN JELLY CALL. You can run on the Jesus Christ Ticket. If you have a better idea a--hole, why don't you suggest it as a comment? Either that, or shut your damn pie hole until you come up with one!

  3. Im full of good ideas how to fix the economy, let prosperity fill the world by ending free trade which is just imperialism in disguse and applying Mises principles.

    Principled leadership which consists of commonsense Constitutional interpretation.

    Ending Judicial Review replacing it with constitutional conventions to allow people more say.

    Ending tax loopholes which cause and encourage corporatism.

    Arresr and try for treason Obama who has violated his oath to the Constitution.

    You know. Policies a coward like HHuckabee is too much a coward to enact.

  4. Wow, Huckabee actually got it. Good for him.

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