Tuesday, March 07, 2017
(3/07/2017 03:02:00 PM) - Al
Better is the enemy of good.--Voltaire
That was my first thought, and IBD agrees.
Granted, my "solution," is illegal at this second because of Obamacare law changes; letting the free market work, and having some sort of HIRSP like backup plan. Taking over 1/6th of the US economy was a fool's folly, and because of limitations still in place from the fatally flawed
Is it better than what we have now? Well yes, but if the engine blows up on your car, it will be a better car if you put new tires on it, but it still won't run. Governor Walker said it best the other day...go big or go home. This is not going big, it's continuing down the same path. There's a few improvements mind you, it does upgrade several issues that is why Obamacare is failing, but it leaves in place the heart of the problem...there is no incentive for young, healthy people to get insurance, as most have little savings/net worth, so if they "lose it all," so be it. It makes healthy people pay higher premiums because the insurance company has to assume they are not healthy. It does not introduce competition into the equation.
Looking at this, it's almost impossible to see it getting through, as the Obamacare Lite or Obamacare 2.0 label seems very accurate. The ladies of Outnumbered felt this is a starting point, they put something on the table and now, want to get others involved and negotiate some sort of compromise. However, this bill is already loaded with olive branches, keeping the 26 year old adult label, keeping the ridiculous preexisting condition in tact...I don't see where you can compromise with any merit.
Rand Paul is a doctor, and when a doctor looks at a health insurance plan and says it won't work, well, it seems strange to question his knowledge. Meghan McCain summed it up nicely while being delightfully womanly, "Obamacare caused a cultural shift in the country. The vast majority of Americans now feel that not only is healthcare a right, but it's the government's responsibility to pay for it for you."
3/07/2017 03:02:00 PM