It’s been six years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and it’s still unpopular with the voters. Hardly a week goes by without the discovery of new problems and new victims. Yet Republicans in Congress still don’t have a credible alternative.
Paul Ryan says he wants an alternative. Donald Trump does too. Republicans in the House are actually trying to come up with something. But if past Republican proposals are a guide, there is a danger they will propose something most people see as Obamacare lite. There is even a chance they could propose something that is more unpopular than Obamacare itself.
Here are eight ideas Republican health reformers should avoid if they want to be successful in the November elections.