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Republicans Had Better Not Fail To Repeal Obamacare

The basic point of this memo is that there is no need for a new, legislatively designed healthcare plan to replace Obamacare. All the House and Senate need to do is repeal Obamacare, and then leave the replacement phase to Americans and the various insurance companies.

The reports are that Republicans are afraid to repeal Obamacare because they can’t agree on a replacement healthcare plan for Americans, but the whole idea of repealing Obamacare is that the decisions of government are usually bad decisions, and American citizens want government out of their healthcare; all they want is the liberty and freedom to negotiate with an insurance company and decide their plans for themselves. To hell with legislators designing a new plan, it’s not needed, nor is it wanted.

The reason Americans voted for Donald Trump for president and retained Republican majorities in the House and Senate is because we want government out of our healthcare and out of our lives, and for legislators to think that they have to design a replacement for Obamacare is pure big-government thinking and folly. If we have to select from Republican plans we’ll be as angry as when we had to select among Obama’s plans.

The only sticking point to a non-government-designed rollover plan is coverage from the time Obamacare is repealed to the purchase of new insurance by Americans who are free to do so, and that sticking point can be easily fixed by leaving Obamacare, and all who are currently covered under it, in a state of suspension following repeal, until a replacement policy is bought by each individual.

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Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor.

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