Rep. Randy Hultgren: Return to Patient-Focused Care

Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren was first elected in the Tea Part wave of 2010 and has represented the 14th District well since that time. He’s one of the most earnest lawmakers I’ve had the pleasure of talking to and he’s always well-versed on almost any topic that comes up in the course of an interview.

Last week while filling in on “The Michael Koolidge Show,” I was joined by Hultgren to break down the new Republican health care bill. Clearly Hultgren does not believe this is a perfect measure and would like to see some improvements. But, all in all, he thinks it’s an improvement over the current situation we find ourselves in with Obamacare rules and  regulations. Here’s the audio:

Phil Kerpen Breaks Down GOP Health Insurance Plan

Michael Koolidge was kind enough to invite me to fill in on his show again this week, which gave me a great excuse to catch up with some of my favorite guests.

I’ve been talking with Phil Kerpen of American Commitment for years about Obamacare, both before and after it became law. Now, with Republicans putting forward their own plan, Phil and I talked about what’s in and out of the bill and whether it’s a marked improvement from the status quo:

Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Impressed By Cabinet Picks

Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger joined me as I filled filling in on “The Michael Koolidge Show“. He represents the 16th District, which stretches from the Wisconsin border to the Indiana border.

Kinzinger was a sharp critic of President Elect Trump during the campaign, but agrees with me that his cabinet selections have been impressive. We also previewed this week’s inauguration and discussed the possible GOP repeal/replace of Obamacare and the recent commutations handed out by President Obama.

Sen. Ron Johnson Working on Border Security Bill

As mentioned previously, I’m filling in this week on The Michael Koolidge Show and reconnecting with some of my favorite guests. Near the top of that list is U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.

Johnson was nearly left for dead in his fight to win re-election to the Senate, but fought hard a defeated Democrat Russ Feingold by a couple of points. Now he returns to D.C. for a final term with Republicans in control of the House, Senate, and the Oval Office.

Here’s our conversation, in which we discuss Obamacare, border security, and manufacturing jobs, among other things:

Rep. Pete Sessions: GOP Must Keep Promises

I’m filling in this week on The Michael Koolidge Show and took the opportunity to connect with an old friend, Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas. Sessions also serves as part of the leadership team in the House as Rules Committee Chairman.

I struck up a friendship with the Congressman while he was Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee and in the midst of helping to engineer the big GOP wave election of 2010. A part of that effort was in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District, where Bobby Schilling would go on to victory. Sessions joined the show often and just hasn’t stopped since. He always does well enough to be invited back.

This time we talked about how the House leadership team plans to work with President Trump. Specifically, we discussed the path forward on health care reform. Last May, Sessions  introduced the only bicameral piece of legislation to overhaul Obamacare with Senator Bill Cassidy. It’s called The World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan. Really, it is. You can read about it here.

During the interview we also touched on tax reform and how the GOP can avoid the electoral wipeout that greeted Democrats after they pushed forward a number of liberal proposals from 2008-2010.

Here’s the full audio: