Thursday, January 12, 2017

Repeal and Replace: Republicare

Via comment by genericviews on Rand Paul rolling out ObamaCare replacement this w...

The fight is going on now about what comes next.  Once again, the leftists in the Democratic party have moved the goal posts.  Freedom is dead.  Personal responsibility is dead.  The Free market is dead.  Long live socialism.  At this point, the Republicans are only arguing about the Sta-puft marshmallow man.

1. You cannot just repeal Obamacare.  It has tentacles into everything.   Those tentacles are not going to retract on their own.  It will need to be rooted out piece by piece.  This is an entirely unmanageable task for a congress that still never read the law they passed.



  1. The site won't let me comment on their asinine fix for high risk people. Reinstate the old high risk state pools that worked well in the pre-Obama world.

    1. He accepts them so I don't why but he will probably see your remarks

  2. I don't limit anyone's commenting.

    What's asinine about expecting you to pay your own bills? I know you would prefer other people to pay them. Who wouldn't? But I can tell you that I don't want to pay your bills. Hillary Clinton has a few billion dollars in her foundation. Maybe she will cover you. Obamacare devolved into a negotiation about who was going to pay for other people's health care. And the people expected to pay the bills were told to STFU and send in their checks. I understand that paying your own bills hurts and may sometimes simply be outside of your means. That is just life. Nothing about your needs justifies robbing me. Nothing about you needing more than you can afford justifies the federal government mandating all those healthy young people chip in to cover you. They already do that for Medicare and medicaid.

    I don't know anything about how the old state high risk pools were operated. But I can tell you nothing is free. If there was a pool of chronically sick people all in one pool, the premium rates had to be high enough to cover the actual treatment costs, even if that included the state chipping in some money to lower the cost to the consumer.