Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is joined by Democratic Senators and supporters as he arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017,
to unveil their Medicare for All legislation to reform health care. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Marie Fishpaw, director of Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, explains the Democrats’ just-voted-on bill HR 986 on The Heartland Institute’s Health Care News podcast with RedState front page contributor Sarah Lee.

Fishpaw says HR 986 will undercut the Trump administration’s effective regulatory relief efforts to the health care sector. Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw is a vocal critic of HR 986. He’s been hammering it on social media since yesterday, both on Twitter (below) and Instagram.

Fishpaw says the bill erroneously claims to help protect people with pre-existing conditions. In reality, HR 986 is an attempt to stifle the 1332 State Innovation Waivers that states can use to implement their own health care reforms outside Obamacare’s mandates.

She also discusses the show-vote on the bill, which happened Thursday, saying the Democrats know the bill will never be passed in the Senate and is simply a way to stand against the regulatory relief efforts the Trump administration has been implementing since 2017. She also discusses legislation she believes Republicans should consider developing as a replacement for Obamacare, the Health Care Choices proposal, which state leaders, health care policy experts in state think tanks, and industry professionals have been working on since the GOP’s last attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.