Real Healthcare Reform

A Pro-Main Street Alternative to Obamacare

While Obamacare is for the near-poor and near-elderly at the expense of everyone else, Scott Walker’s proposal shows how a well-conceived conservative alternative would appeal to the middle class while saving a fortune.

The Weekly Standard, September 3, 2015
  • Poll on a Conservative Alternative and Repealing Obamacare

    With a conservative alternative in play that deals with both costs and coverage, likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare by a margin of 17 points—55 to 38 percent.

    July 13, 2015
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    Don’t Forget Obamacare

    The stage is set for the candidates in the 2016 field to champion a winning alternative to Obamacare and thereby show that they can lead the way to full repeal.

    The Weekly Standard, August 24 , 2015
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    Scott Walker Takes Dead Aim at Obamacare

    The long and crucial struggle for repeal received a big boost when Scott Walker became the first leading Republican presidentia‎l candidate to advance a winning conservative alternative to Obamacare's 2,400 pages of federal largess.

    The Federalist, August 18, 2015
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    Walker Steps Up

    Scott Walker's Obamacare alternative, which is both conservative and credible,‎ could lead to a "moment when conservatives move beyond slowing down the progress of the liberal welfare state and move toward executing a policy U-turn toward re-limiting government and empowering citizens."

    The Weekly Standard, August 18, 2015
  • The Three Republican Camps after King v. Burwell

    After King v. Burwell, Republicans will divide into the “Fix-It Caucus,” the “Replacement Caucus,” and the “Repeal-Only Caucus,” with the first and third being guaranteed losers (the first by design) and the second being a winner—which means it’s time for GOP presidential candidates to unveil their Obamacare alternatives.

    National Review, June 30, 2015

    Debate on Obamacare

    Jeff Anderson, Michael Cannon, and Avik Roy debate the importance of repealing Obamacare, the merits of various alternatives, and the actions that Congress should or shouldn’t undertake if the Supreme Court rebukes the Obama administration in King v. Burwell.

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    Price’s Empowering Patients First Act Gets Better with Age

    Dr. Tom Price’s newly released Obamacare alternative, which already has 67 House cosponsors (and counting), is a welcome development in the war to repeal and replace Obamacare.

    National Center for Policy Analysis, May 26, 2015
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    Tom Price’s New Conservative Obamacare Alternative Is Just What the Dr. Ordered

    While Obamacare consolidates power, compels free citizens to buy things they don’t want, and dumps millions into Medicaid, Rep. Price’s new alternative—which debuted with 46 House cosponsors—would lower costs, increase quality, and benefit millions of Main Street Americans.

    National Review, May 19, 2015
  • Memo: Making a Tax Credit a Tax Credit

    Tax credits should go directly to individuals and families as a tax break, not directly to insurance companies as a subsidy (like under Obamacare)—and here’s how they can do so.

    The 2017 Project, May 5, 2015
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    A Step Toward Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

    House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price introduces new legislation, based on the 2017 Project’s alternative, that is “the strongest Obamacare alternative offered in Congress to date,” thereby providing “the best chance” so far “to unite Republicans” and pave the road to full repeal.

    The Weekly Standard, May 13, 2015
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    Three Approaches to Reversing the Government Takeover of Health Care

    In an informative and lively exchange, Jeff Anderson, Michael Cannon, and Avik Roy debate the merits of various Obamacare alternatives, as Philip Klein moderates.

    February 24, 2015
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    Instead of Obamacare

    Each of the three major types of Obamacare alternatives has a different likelihood of political success, and conservatives should carefully examine which one provides them with the best chance to achieve full repeal.

    The Weekly Standard, February 23, 2015
  • Boehner: In This Congress, ‘There Will Be an Alternative’ to Obamacare

    Speaker Boehner says House Republicans will produce an Obamacare alternative this Congress, but the real test will be whether they produce a well-conceived alternative in time for King v. Burwell.

    The Weekly Standard, January 29, 2015
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    Boehner, McConnell, and Lee on an Obamacare Alternative

    Republican leaders don’t yet seem to have made any headway on an Obamacare alternative, but Republican voters must hold the party accountable for producing one.

    The Weekly Standard, January 27, 2015