Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Right Media Cool To Obamacare Lite

President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans facing stiff opposition from Democrats and even many conservative Republicans amid the rollout of their Affordable Care Act replacement plan.

But, according to Business Insider,  they may face an even larger challenge from the conservative media outlets that fervently supported Trump's candidacy.

Less than a day after the unveiling of the American Healthcare Act, many conservative media figures and outlets appeared lukewarm or outright opposed to the new bill, which they criticized for falling short of cutting government spending and the tax credits imposed by Obamacare that would be partially kept in place by the proposed bill.

Other pro-Trump figures appeared hesitant to directly criticize the plan.

On his radio show Tuesday, Fox News anchor Sean Hannity urged Republicans to "hammer this out," asking what Republicans could do to avoid a "civil war."

Other conservative figures, including radio host Laura Ingraham and Twitter personality Mike Cernovich, slammed the bill, accusing Republicans of cowardice.

Observers also noted silence from some conservative media big-wigs as a sign of some hesitation on the bill.

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