Probably not. Heres why: virtually every conservative health policy analyst advising Republican candidates and Republican office holders believes in the same model Barack Obama believes in.
President Obama was fond of saying that the idea behind Obamacare came from a conservative think tank. A lot of people assumed he was just making a rhetorical point. Others assumed he was pointing to a fact of historical interest only. People also assumed that since Democrats passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote, the whole idea behind Obamacare must be left-of-center. And since every conservative publication worth a salt has condemned Obamacare, its common to assume that there is a right-of-center reform that conservatives prefer.
All these assumptions are wrong.
|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?