Rep. Buddy Carter goes head-to-head against Fox News’ Shepherd Smith

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On Tuesday, Georgia Rep. Buddy Carter faced Fox News anchor Shepherd Smith in a lively debate over House Republicans’ Obamacare repeal bill.

“The suggestion is that you’re replacing one thing with another, neither of which conservatives like,” Smith immediately said to Carter.

Responding to claims that the new plan is “Obamacare by a different form,” Rep. Carter shot back that the proposal is “the beginning of creating what is going to be affordable and patient-centered healthcare.”

“What Obamacare did and failedĀ at miserably was to force people with a Washington mentality of ‘we know what’s best for you, and we’re going to send it down from Washington D.C.,” Carter said. “Instead, we want people to be in charge of their healthcare.”

Carter believes that the new bill will create a stronger free-market environment in healthcare that will drive costs down.

Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would remove the individual mandate, but would maintain health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and allow children to stay on their parents’ plans until the age of 26. Additionally, it would offer up tax credits for some to purchase healthcare and would hand more control to the states over Medicaid.

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