Sen. Judd Gregg weighs in on Obamacare:
A top Senate Republican suggested Monday night that the party’s prevailing strategies to curtail the new healthcare law might not be good ideas.
Sen. Judd Gregg (N.H.), the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, said that repealing the new healthcare reform law — or looking to defund it — were not good options.
“I don’t think starving or repealing is probably the best approach here,” Gregg said on the Fox Business Network. “You basically go in and restructure it.”
That’s a change of pace even for Gregg, who’s been among almost all fellow Republicans in the House and Senate who’ve called for the repeal of the measure, which Democrats passed through Congress earlier this year and President Obama signed into law.
“Our view is, you repeal and replace this bill,” Gregg said on CNN in March. “You replace it with better law and better approaches towards healthcare.”