The healthcare debacle needs to end. As I have said previously, it is time for a straight repeal that would take effect in 9 months. This would accomplish two things. First, any Republican in Congress who votes against it would be exposed as a fraud and needs to be targeted in their next election by a true Republican. Second, it would force both sides to get serious and fix the mess that is Obamacare. Competition across state lines is way overdue.
Let’s get serious, the only people hurt by a repeal are people who are getting free coverage under Obamacare.
Now let’s talk about pre-existing conditions. States need to set up pools to help these people. Insurance is not relevant. Listen, if you have a condition that requires $100K/yr, paying $2000/yr in insurance is winning the lottery not insurance. Insurance is designed to cover future unknown contingencies, not known problems. Pretending that people without insurance who have serious medical conditions should be able to buy insurance like and at the same cost as healthy people is nonsense.
I’m not insensitive to the plight of these people, but the answer lies with states making sure they don’t fall in the crack, not by making everyone else pay exorbitant insurance rates!