Comment and analysis on all things Charlotte

Obamacare is being repealed

So writes JLF head John Hood in a column last week. John’s article begins:

Remember all the brouhaha from last fall’s Washington showdown and government shutdown? The dispute purportedly pitted Republicans intent on repealing Obamacare against the president and Democrats intent on preserving the legislation.

In reality, the Obama administration, with the blessing of its allies on Capitol Hill, is already in the midst of amending, suspending, or eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s most consequential and controversial provisions. If the process continues into 2015 and 2016, and particularly if the GOP wins control of the U.S. Senate this November, what remains of Obamacare can without great difficulty be integrated into a real, market-based reform of American health care — a pro-competition, pro-consumer system remarkably similar to what conservatives and Republicans have long advocated.

What we are watching, in other words, is a slow-motion repeal and replacement of Obamacare.

You can read more of the column here.

2 Responses to “Obamacare is being repealed”

  • Mar
    21
    2014

    If the point is for hospitals to get paid instead of being stuck with uninsured costs, (sign up someone “After” they show up in an emergency room), then I won’t mention the white elephant in the room either.

    Consider that “Preexisting condition” may apply to white elephants more than news-approved explanations.

    On another topic… shouldn’t the usual suspects (phone companies) offer to drain the universal fund on some silly program (of their own design?) I mean, it’s overdue, isn’t it?

  • Mar
    24
    2014

    In other newa Communist Cuba raised ‘doctors’ pay to $67 a month

JLF Network Websites & Blogs