Recently eight Republicans opposed the president’s push to have courts repeal Obamacare. Like them, I believe that there should not be a repeal without a replacement that protects the health of all Americans.
The president has reportedly “punted” the healthcare issue until after the 2020 election.
If he wins reelection legislators should still oppose repeal without a replacement that preserves the benefits of Obamacare—such as protection against pre-existing conditions, among other things.
Repeal without replacement puts American in a precarious situation
Mitch McConnell is on the right track insisting that drug prices have to be negotiated down.
Other tough steps will have to follow to arrive at a plan that Americans can afford, and that will cover everything that needs to be covered.
The defects of Obamacare are well known, and the incentive to repeal or fix it are many.
But repeal without replacement puts American in a precarious situation.
A healthcare program with defects is better than no healthcare at all.
I am concerned that the president and many conservative legislators are committed to repealing, without any apparent concern for the consequences.
I am not a fan of Obamacare as it stands, not a fan either of leaving the American people without any protections.
Healthcare should not become a partisan issue, pitting conservatives against liberals and the eight centrist Republicans that went against the president.
It should be a bipartisan priority for the benefit of the nation, not a fight between liberals and conservatives.
It is of no concern to me right now whether the right thing to do is to fix Obamacare or repeal it with something better.
Whichever course we follow, it should always have the well-being of the people foremost in mind.
I am interested in the final product, which must work in the interest of and for the benefit of the people, not the politicians.