Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 16, 21017--Replacing Obamacare

Republicans in Congress are panting to repeal Obamacare.

But as they think about what to replace it with (millions of Trump supporters have signed up and apparently like it) they are struggling because they do not have a good alternative.

Their real problem with Obamacare is the name they derisively gave it when it was first enacted. They thought to disparage it. But then it turned out to be more or less a success. Now for it to be named for him is an honorific. Even Obama proudly calls it that.

He's pretty much the only president to have an ambitious piece of legislation named for him. There's no Roosevelt Security to LBJaid. Though there is the Monroe Doctrine.

So there is a simple solution to the Republicans' dilemma--

Repeal Obamacare and replace it with the Affordable Care Act.


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