Elected representatives should be more concerned with the American people’s desire to get a good job and provide for their families than with Mark Zuckerberg’s and other powerful CEO’s desire for cheap labor.
Scoring by the nonpartisan Center for Health and Economy finds that, compared to Obamacare, the 2017 Project’s “Winning Alternative to Obamacare” would save $1.13 trillion in federal spending, reduce premiums, increase access to doctors, and lead to 6 million more people having private health insurance.
A national poll by McLaughlin & Associates (including 38% Democrats and 31% Republicans) finds that Americans overwhelmingly oppose Obamacare’s bailout provision for insurance companies and support the suspension of Obamacare’s individual mandate.
Under a winning alternative, costs would drop, liberty would be secured, and any American who wants to buy health insurance would be able to do so.
Many insurance companies are pricing their Obamacare exchange policies at what they suspect will be a loss—knowing that the bulk of their losses will be picked up by taxpayers through the Obamacare insurer bailout.
As they continue to defy the wishes of rank-and-file GOP voters—on immigration and a host of other Main Street issues—congressional Republicans’ approval rating among their own party is a dismal minus-27 percent, versus +31 percent for congressional Democrats among their own party.
In bowing to pressure from liberals and the hospital lobby, Republican governors who push to implement Obamacare’s massive Medicaid expansion are doing a disservice to state budgets, federal taxpayers, and the cause of repeal.
Obamacare’s insurer bailout “is one of the most important features of the entire law,” so congressional Republicans should make stopping it “among their highest legislative priorities."
The GOP needs to demonstrate that it’s the party that offers an alternative to liberal policies.