There may be some short term “less government” relief possible like more flexible and generous terms for personal health savings accounts, tax credits to encourage businesses not to drop coverage for their employees, etc. Yet even those are market place meddling to some extent and should not be considered long-term solutions. As Senator Rand Paul put it on my radio program recently, those aren’t fixes but simply making Obamacare “less bad.”
Obamacare can’t be fixed but it does have one cure—repeal.
A group of liberty loving patriots tried to effectively repeal Obamacare by defunding it, but they were betrayed and undermined by the leadership of their own party. So now that we’ve established there isn’t any real good to be done in attempting to “fix” Obamacare and the die is cast, it’s time to make those who decided they’d rather shut the government down then address the concerns of the American people own their decision. Nowhere does it say Republicans are responsible for providing the spoonful of sugar that helps the Democrats’ bad medicine go down. They demanded this millstone be tied around their necks, so get out of the way and let the American people hold them accountable for it. Let the American people “make D.C. listen.”
In the meantime, instead of wasting time trying to fix something that cannot be fixed, put your best and brightest minds on coming up with a Constitutional and practical plan for what you’re going to replace Obamacare with (i.e. emphasis on preventative care, making health insurance portable, incentivize healthcare sharing programs, etc.) once the American people have sufficiently punished those responsible for this disaster in next year’s elections.
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