WHY REPEAL IF WE ARE GOING TO REPLACE?
By Jake MacAulay
March 11, 2017
The House Republicans’ replacement of Obamacare is here – the American Health Care Act!
According to the New York Times, the new plan would replace Obamacare’s individual mandate with a system of tax credits lawmakers hope would incentivize Americans to purchase their own plans, although the credits would eventually be reduced and phased out. It would also roll back Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid.
“We promised the American people we would drain the swamp and end business as usual in Washington,” said Utah Sen. Mike Lee. “This bill does not do that.”
Worse yet, over the last three major national elections beginning in 2010, Republicans have won congressional races across the country based on the promise to repeal Obamacare with a market-based, non-government-run solution.