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‘Repeal and Replace’ Now More than a Slogan

Real Healthcare Reform by from The Oklahoman, Septeber 14, 2014

Defenders of Obamacare argue that critics who call for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act have no credible plan for fulfilling the latter half of that promise. That argument took a hit last week when a new analysis showed one proposed alternative would be far cheaper than Obamacare while providing private insurance coverage to more people with less market disruption.

The proposal, unveiled by the 2017 Project, includes elements from other plans, including one developed in part by Oklahoma’s own U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee. Officials with the 2017 Project call for full repeal of Obamacare and say their replacement plan will address three major problems of the U.S. health system by reducing the number of uninsured citizens, aiding those with pre-existing conditions, and lowering costs.

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