AshLee Strong
August 18, 2015

Gov. Walker Reveals Plan to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare

Brooklyn Center, Minn. --  Governor Scott Walker today revealed his plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, The Day One Patient Freedom Plan, and will speak about it at 10:00 AM CDT at Cass Screw Machine Products in Brooklyn Center, Minn. The speech is expected to stream live at and  

The plan is a big, bold conservative solution that replaces ObamaCare's government-centric approach with a market-driven system that works for all Americans. Walker's plan will ensure every American has access to affordable health care coverage and could reduce premiums by as much as 25 percent. Just as Walker has taken on both parties to get things done in Wisconsin, he will do the same as president to implement this plan that will benefit all Americans.

On day one as president, Walker will submit draft legislation to Congress to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety. He'll compel Congress to pass that legislation by ending the subsidies that have exempted lawmakers from the premium increases Americans have faced under ObamaCare. Next, he'll build a better system that puts people back in charge of their own health care, gives patients more options, and makes health care insurance more affordable. His plan would move power over health care out of Washington by returning regulatory authority to state and local leaders and giving states the authority to administer Medicaid. 

Walker's Day One Patient Freedom Plan puts patients back in control, empowers states, cuts regulations, and encourages innovation. It lowers health insurance premiums by repealing ObamaCare, increases competition, and allows Americans to shop for insurance from any state. It provides tax credits that allow those without employer sponsored insurance to obtain affordable coverage and incentivizes the use of Health Savings Accounts by giving everyone who opens one $1,000. Additionally, it protects all Americans with pre-existing conditions.

Read the full plan here: 



Jindal for President

Jindal: Governor Walker’s Health Care Plan is New Federal Entitlement Program

SIOUX CITY, IOWA – Governor Bobby Jindal said today that Governor Walker endorsed the “fundamental underpinning of Obamacare” and called for a new entitlement program in the proposal he outlined today to repeal Obamacare. Governor Jindal was the first presidential candidate to offer a detailed plan to repeal and replace all of Obamacare in April 2014.
Governor Jindal said, “In a health care plan that is light on specifics, Governor Walker endorsed the fundamental underpinning of Obamacare – the notion that America needs another entitlement program.

“In Governor Walker’s plan, a new entitlement is created for every single American human being from the time they are born right up until they grow old and become eligible for Medicare[1]. It is frankly shocking that a Republican candidate for President would author a cradle to grave plan like this.

“Governor Walker has taken the bait laid out for him by the President, and has accepted the notion that we need a new federal government entitlement program, and now he is merely quibbling over the details. So here we are again, not standing on free market principles, but rather, establishing ourselves as 'cheaper Democrats.'

“Yes, there are good features to Governor Walker’s plan. But, his plan is fundamentally accepting the premise of Obamacare – that we need a new federal entitlement program.
“I think this may be what Jeb Bush was referring to when he said we need to be willing to lose the primary.  Surely we as Republicans have more courage than this.  Surely we can do better than simply producing our own versions of Obamacare lite.

“In fact we can, I outlined a detailed conservative plan to repeal and replace Obamacare without a new federal entitlement program.  My plan focuses on driving down the cost of health care by embracing free market reforms.

“And now for the real kicker – Governor Walker’s new entitlement plan is very Washington in that it fails to tell us what it will cost.  It looks to me to be roughly $400 billion dollars a year.  And we all know what that means, either raise taxes or add to the debt, which is so very Washington.

“When did conservatism die?  When did we accept the idea of dependence on government?  Governor Walker is confused here.  In his stump speech he has some clever lines about how the Fourth of July is about independence, not dependence.  I like those lines.   But with this Obamacare lite health care proposal, he’s going to have to drop those lines from his speech.”

 The Day One Freedom Plan, My Plan To Repeal and Replace Obamacare, Chart on Page 9, Walker for President Website,


Contact: Shannon Dirmann, Press Secretary
Democratic National Committee

Governor Walker’s Health Plan: Lots of ‘Repeal’, Not Much ‘Replace’

For the last five years, the Republican response to the Affordable Care Act has been “Repeal and Replace.” Governor Walker’s health plan – if it can even be called that – shows that the “replace” part of the GOP’s “repeal and replace” mantra is a farce.

Here’s what Walker’s repeal plan would do:

-          Immediately throw 19 million Americans off of their health insurance.

-          Restrict families’ health care choices of quality affordable plans by destroying insurance exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act.

-          Allow insurance companies to charge women more than men for health care.

-          Increase the deficit by repealing savings in the Affordable Care Act.

-          Increase seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs and preventive care.

-          Make it harder for Americans living with pre-existing conditions to obtain coverage.

-          Block-grant Medicaid money to the states, which is Washington-speak for cutting health funding for needy families, people with disabilities, low-income seniors and other groups.

“If this vague grab-bag of conservative wish-list items is the best health plan the GOP can come up with for the largest economy on earth, it’s the clearest signal yet that Republicans like Scott Walker are out of ideas and out of touch.

“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 16 million Americans have gained health insurance, the uninsured rate is at its lowest point ever recorded, health spending grew at the slowest rate in 50 years, all while we’ve had 65 months of consecutive private sector job growth. This law saves money and lives, but Republicans’ only plan is repeal.” – DNC Spokesman Eric Walker