Republican Health Care Fiasco, Part II
Originally published in Forbes Tue. March 28, 2017
Republicans in Congress have never been more divided over what constitutes a conservative approach to Obamacare. If that doesn’t strike you as strange, it should.
Only a few years ago, the party was united behind three reforms that are consistent with individual empowerment and limited government: (1) a universal health refund that transfers all government tax and spending subsidies to ordinary citizens each year with no strings attached other than the requirement that it be used for health care, (2) a flexible Health Savings Account that allows people to manage some of their own health care dollars and (3) pre-existing condition protection for people who lose their insurance because of government policies.
John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research.
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