OK for about the last week, I’ve caught heck for not buying into the FR “oppose Obamacare” thing because we do not have anything to offer in return.
How about, if Obamacare is off to a rough start, Republicans focus (FOCUS NOW) on preparing a competing, more freedom-oriented but just as economical healthcare plan.
Don’t talk about it.
GOP put it together, agree on it, and vote on it in the House.
Quickly. I mean a real reform however.
Have something real, cheap and significant to fight with.
I want to see them put the GAO (who will tot up budgets for any Congressional proposal) to the question:
WHAT IF WE SCRAP OBAMACARE AND JUST ISSUE MINI-MED PLANS TO THE WELFARE SET. WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL IMPACT.
I bet the answer comes back: huge win.
But you still want gov’t health insurance, right? That’s why you get flak. Gov’t has no business providing insurance of any sort. Standards maybe. Interstate rules, maybe. But so far we can’t even get tort reform, especially from demos. If we can’t get the lawyers out of health care then it will never be “cheap”.
There was nothing wrong with healthcare.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.