House Republicans release Obamacare replacement plan
The House Republicans have released their Obamacare replacement plan. Some of the features include doing away with the individual mandate, “strengthening” Medicare, keeping the child under 26 provision, and not allowing insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. It also includes cutting taxes, establishing a Patient and State Stability Fund of $100 billion, and expanding Health Savings Accounts. (Not sure where that $100 billion big government program is going to get its money…)
It will be interesting to see how this goes. Rand Paul, for one, is opposed to the plan. He called it Obamacare-lite. I like some of what I am reading but I do not like other parts of what I see here. This is probably a jumping off point but I believe the two most popular aspects of Obamacare–the under 26 provision and the pre-existing conditions provisions–are going to survive the final cut.
I have been saying for quite awhile now that Obamacare will never be fully repealed because it is too entrenched in the system already and the establishment Republicans do not have the will to repeal it and they never did, they just talk a good game during election cycles. This could be the best we can hope for but the jury is still out…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium