Privatizing Medicare is an anathema to the left wing of the Democratic Party. There was a period back in the 1990s when it appeared that Democrats would cooperate with Republicans in fundamental reform of this entitlement program, and it appeared that President Clinton might go along. But no more. Keeping Medicare in the public sector is a non-negotiable demand for the left today, except among those who actually know something about how health care is delivered.
|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?