Americans across all walks of life are now seeing - and experiencing firsthand - the disastrous failures of Obamacare. Many lost the health plan they were promised they could keep. Some tried to use the website that didn't work. It's an inarguable mess. It's a shame it came to this point, but this is where we are. Where do we go from here?
I am pleased that my representative, Bill Johnson, has voted multiple times to repeal the health law, and has vowed to continue to do so. Just as importantly, he's also voted to replace the law with more common sense, patient-centered solutions, while allowing younger people to remain on their parents' insurance and not permitting insurance companies to deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. He supports Health Savings Accounts, portability from job to job, and tort reform to discourage junk lawsuits, which are a major driver of rising health care costs. These are ideas that make sense, so why does Obamacare not incorporate many of them?
Many elected officials who supported the Obamacare tax are now concluding that it was a major mistake, and they are scrambling to try and fix it and save their own jobs. The best fix would have been to not vote for it at all. But now that it's here, it needs to be replaced with a fair plan that all Americans can believe in and afford.