Ed Gillespie Steps Up and Announces an Alternative

Real Healthcare Reform by from National Review Online, October 10, 2014

A lot of conservatives have been complaining that Republican candidates this year are not telling voters how exactly they intend to scale back big government. They are running as opponents of Obamacare, but they are not explaining how they would repeal, replace, or reform it. One exception to that rule is Ben Sasse, who is running for an open Senate seat in Nebraska. Today, Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for Senate in Virginia (and a longtime friend of NR), became another. He outlined how he would replace Obamacare with something better.

“In order to repeal Obamacare,” he argues, “we must present an alternative that is both practically effective and politically viable. Repeal efforts in the absence of an alternative plan have repeatedly fallen short. Unlike some other alternative proposals, my plan is an attractive alternative to Obamacare that can actually achieve what millions across America who have been adversely affected by this monstrosity of a law desire: its full repeal.”

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