Obamacare envisioned a major role for the state governments, often trying to force them to do what they didnt want to do and harming their citizens in the process. An Obamacare replacement plan will also require considerable implementation at the state levelalthough this facet of reform has received almost no attention in Congress or in the press coverage of the repeal and replace effort. The difference: Assuming the American Health Care Act (the Ryan bill) is appropriately amended, the additional reforms envisioned here will liberate the states. If they enact these reforms successfully:
|John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the Father of Health Savings Accounts.|
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to repeal and replace it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?