For most of the last seven years, Republicans thought it would be easy. Everyone could see that Obamacare was a mess. It has so many problems it would take forever to list them. Even Bill Clinton said the system is “crazy.” There are so many victims and so many horror stories, it’s almost impossible to think of a system that could be worse.
But what Republicans are offering does not seem to be popular with voters. Even in red states, 63 percent of those polled reject what the congressional Republicans are proposing. Yet Senators who are balking at it risk incurring the wrath of Trump supporters and the Republican right wing.
|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?