ObamaCare is a ’71 Chevy Vega. It is low on oil, has bad tires and the ball joints are loose.
In 2016 about half the counties in the United States had only one insurance provider through the ACA healthcare exchange program. Major companies like Aetna, United Health and Cigna have already withdrawn from many of the exchanges because they were losing lots of money underwriting ObamaCare. In the next few months the few remaining insurance companies will have to decide if they will continue to participate in ObamaCare for 2018. (They won’t – ObamaCare will collapse).
So what do Republicans almost do? Snatch defeat from the hands of victory! They introduce ObamaCare Light under the guise of TrumpCare or RyanCare.
Please do not repeal, do not replace, ObamaCare! Let it die the miserable death it was designed to do.
For the past 100 years the Left’s socialist grail has been single-payer government provided healthcare. The Left knew they couldn’t force nationalized health on the public in 2008, but in 2017 after the coronation of Hillary Clinton, the Democrats would come to the rescue the Affordable Care Act from those evil and greedy insurance companies who abandoned ObamaCare. Democrats would expand Medicaid until it became the Nationalized Health Care they have always yearned for. Understand the Democrats purposely designed ObamaCare to fail to give them this path to Nationalized Health.
What the Democrats didn’t predict was a President Donald Trump.
Whether it was planned, or Donald Trump was just really lucky, it is a blessing TrumpCare failed. If the Republicans were successful in repealing, or worse replacing, ObamaCare with their own policy then the Republican Party would be holding the keys to the upcoming crash of the healthcare system. It would be the Republican Party, not the Democrats, who would face a jury trial of the American public.
My advice – let ObamaCare fail with the Democrats still holding the Title. Reassure the American people this Republican Administration will take care of those who will be harmed by the pending ObamaCare car wreck until a market-based, cross-state line, patient driven healthcare system that gives the American people the freedom to choose what products and services they wish to buy is in place.
ObamaCare is churning out blue smoke and is about to throw a rod. Republicans do not want to be driving this car.