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Thursday, March 09, 2017

RyanCare Isn't Full Repeal

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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Dead on arrival?  Likely.  The conservative, and constitutional, move to make is to offer a complete repeal and offer true free market reforms.  Besides, the terminology is wrong.  We keep saying that Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) is a healthcare law.  It has nothing to do with healthcare, and everything to do with insurance.  It is an insurance subsidy law, and a failed one at that.  Rates have risen, you can't keep your doctor, and while some were subsidized to have insurance (mandated to buy), many lost because they could no longer afford the rising costs, nor the high deductibles, but did not make too small of an income to get the subsidy...I would be one of those people.

Obamacare caused me to lose my insurance.  I don't get penalized because of my partial military disability, but VA only covers the injuries.

Have we not learned that when government interferes, it does poorly at it?  The list goes on and on.  Amtrak.  Postal Service.  DMV (local government, anyway).

The problem is, the Republicans are buying into the leftist bullcrap the Democrats have bought into.  They believe the insanity.  Government drags down the economy when it sticks its nose into it, and now they are dragging down the economy and medicine together with their intrusions.  But, since they are convinced that getting rid of Obamacare is complicated because the liberal left media and politicians say so, they are hesitant to actually do the right thing.

The liberal media and the liberal politicians are so good at their game of propaganda and inside the bubble rhetoric, Republicans see doing the right thing with full repeal as being too great of a political risk.

If they are unwilling to repeal Obamacare, what are we supposed to think about the other promises?  Will they reduce taxes?  Will they legislate in a conservative manner?

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