After four years of criticizing Obamacare, Republicans such as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal have decided it’s time to start offering solutions.
Jindal’s plan lacks details, but his goal is precise: make health care simpler and more affordable. He explains:
The plan I’m endorsing includes an innovative $100 billion grant program that incentivizes our “laboratories of democracy”—the states—to come up with insurance reforms and other solutions that can stem the rising tide of health costs. States’ eligibility for the grants would be tied to their ability to lower insurance premiums for their citizens.
We include other reforms in our plan too – tax equity between employer and individually-purchased health plans, lawsuit reform, wellness incentives, and new incentives for Health Savings Accounts.