Some Republicans are pushing the passage of the current Senate healthcare plan to replace Obamacare, simply to fulfill their campaign promises. If they succeed, will it be their greatest victory of this Congress or their worst defeat? The future of who controls the House, Senate and White House may well be resting on what happens. If a victory, then Republicans have a bright future, but if a failure, many GOP politicians could be one-and done.
The Senate health-care legislative draft — officially titled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 — will, if passed, represent the greatest policy achievement by a Republican Congress in generations.
Given that Democrats have filled the airwaves with wild claims that the bill amounts to mass murder, it may feel jarring to think of the bill as a historic achievement. But it is.
For decades, free-market health-reform advocates have argued that the single best idea for improving U.S. health care is to maximize the number of Americans who can afford to buy health insurance for themselves, instead of having to depend on the government or their employer. The Senate bill transforms the American health insurance landscape in this direction…
Frankly, I don’t believe it’s possible to replace the nation’s first national socialist program with another one that is acceptable to the majority and still be affordable for the federal and state governments and the American people. America’s healthcare system was destined for failure once Obamacare was passed in 2009. It spelled the end of free enterprise and the American way. It hasn’t worked in any other nation and it’s ludicrous to think it could work here.