Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) believes the Supreme Court will invalidate the Affordable Care Act mandate, as well as, the community rating and guaranteed issue provisions.
When CNN Anchor Soledad O’Brien asks what the political damage will be if people who have preexisting conditions lose coverage, Sen. Lee responds, “I think those will certainly be issues not just for Democrats but also for Republicans. One way or another we’ll have to approach this logically and on a step by step basis so that we make sure we address the difficult challenges Americans face with health care. One way or another what we have to move towards is a system in which Americans have more options and which Americans in consultation with the doctors make their own health care decisions rather than have them being made for them by government bureaucrats in Washington.”
Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.