Do you know how Obamacare is funded? That is, do you know where the money comes from that pays for the operation of the exchanges, the subsidies people get when they buy insurance and the expansion of Medicaid to millions of new enrollees in more than half the states?
Ill bet that not more than 1 in 100 people know the answer to that question. No, make that 1 in 1,000. And most of those are probably inside the Washington, D.C. Beltway.
Yet this little known information, that the vast majority of voters have never heard about and have very little interest in, has been the focus of intense debate among Republican Party insidersespecially activist group insidersfor quite some time. In fact, it is disagreement over what to do about this one issue that is most responsible for the fact that Republicans have allowed six long years to pass by without agreeing on how to alter, amend, abolish or simply replace Obamacare
|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?