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Obamacare Part Deux

My esteemed colleagues here at The American Spectator counsel for a positive view of the Obamacare 2.0 GOP plan just released. It’s a good first step, they say. I respectfully disagree.

Obamacare didn’t solve the problems it was purported to address and it caused more problems. Why accept the premise of this horrible piece of legislation? Why sculpt a castle out of stinking cow patty? Why not just get rid of the whole thing?

I suggested yesterday that the GOP repeal the whole of Obamacare and include this provision: allowing people who bought insurance to stay covered. Allow people pushed on to Medicaid to stay for a year and then figure out their next options.

Then, the GOP can introduce the Next Option. This would be something wholly new and a real replacement that benefits consumers.

Republicans have a majority and promised a full repeal of Obamacare once they had the power to do so. What the GOP is doing is taking on the electoral misery that is Obamacare. They’re making a problematic piece of legislation their problem by tweaking it. Why? It’s electoral suicide and stupid, to boot.

Donald Trump says there’s more parts coming to the Obamacare rollout. Okay, but why is it rolling out? Why not lead with what the base voters want?

Republicans didn’t elect Republicans to be fed a Democrat sandwich. Accepting the premises of Obamacare is to accept the Democrat view of the world: that insurance is a right and the taxpayer money must be redistributed to pay for that right.

This is not the legislation that Republican voters were waiting for. They asked for and were promised a “full repeal”. That’s what they should get.

Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and two diva rescue cats. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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