It’s been six years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). You would think that in all that time Republicans could surely come up with something better. Yet in the race for the presidency, they haven’t.

That is, none of them has a plan to seriously deal with the problems of uninsurance, pre-existing conditions and healthcare costs. The repeal of Obamacare without any plan to deal with these problems will make all three problems worse. The minute you repeal Obamacare:

  • 20 million people lose their health insurance.
  • Millions of people with pre-existing conditions are suddenly vulnerable.
  • Medicare reverts to its previously high cost spending path.

On the first two, see the Slate piece entitled “Ted Cruz to the sick: drop dead.” It could have legitimately used the same title for Trump or Kasich.