Jeb Bush launched an attack on Obamacare when asked a question about health care and rural areas Saturday during a trip to Iowa as he explores a 2016 presidential bid.
“We’ve created a monstrosity of consolidating power in Washington, D.C., suppressing wages, making it uncertain for investment. In fact, the greatest job suppressor in the so-called recovery that we’ve gone through is Obamacare,” Bush said in a Q&A at the 2015 Iowa Ag Summit. “And I think replacing Obamacare with a market-oriented approach that is — where local and state input starts to drive the policies away from this top-down system.”
From there the potential Republican candidate offered up a variety of common conservative talking points on health care, but ended by endorsing one idea — government-subsidized catastrophic coverage.
“The effort by the state, by the government, ought to be to try to create catastrophic coverage, where there is relief in families in this country that if you have a hardship that goes way beyond your means of paying for it, that you have a — the government is there or an entity is there to help you deal with that,” Bush said.
Bush didn’t use the word “repeal” when talking about the health-care law, as many Republicans still do.