Do you want to know the saddest of all things? Good, because I am going to tell you what it is. The Democrat Party actually wants whatever the Republican Party comes up with to replace Obamacare to be a bigger failure than Obamacare. They would rather the entire nation suffer in order that they can win a political contest.
The Democrat mouthpieces continually accuse GOP lawmakers of failing to put forth a replacement plan for the health care law. But in fact, over the past several years Republicans in both the House and Senate have unveiled a number of proposals mapping out how the health care law would be replaced, should it be dismantled. What has yet to be decided is the final plan wherein there will likely be elements of several of the existing plans.
The essential elements will be:
- to offer tax credits to consumers
- to expand the use of health savings accounts or medical savings accounts
- reform Medicaid
- offer the opportunity to buy insurance across state lines
- to repeal mandates
These are straightforward free market mechanisms to undo years of government intervention into the practice of medicine. There is no malevolent intent to make Americans less able to obtain health insurance.
Yet to be decided is whether the tax credits will be based on age or income levels. They also still need to decide where to cap the tax exclusion on employer-sponsored coverage, and whether to turn Medicaid into a block grant program or per capita allotment.
Here are four good plans already out there:
They are all BETTER THAN OBAMACARE!