When it comes to concern about those on the bottom rung of the income ladder, Republicans are no match for Democrats with respect to rhetoric. But when it comes to actually doing something to reform the institutions that persistently fail the poor Republicans seem to be the only ones willing to act.
Nine times out of 10, Democratic politicians are the reliable allies of the people who work in the health, education and welfare bureaucracies rather than the people who are supposed to benefit from these services. Where ever you see true reform under way, either a Republican is in charge or its a Democrat who is acting like a Republican.
|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?