Many conversations on the right involve people with one priority arguing with people with another priority. The result: folks often talk past each other because they are not talking about the same subject.
In general, there are three criteria by which to judge policy proposals: politics, economics and conservative principles.
Take politics. Pete Sessions (R-TX) is the member of the House of Representatives who is most responsible for the fact that Republicans are in the majority in that body. Sessions has been consistently saying for the last two years that the health care issue could cost Republicans the House.
|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?