Obvious to Whom?
Bill Quick

House Republican Leaders Finally State The Obvious: Obamacare Isn’t Going Anywhere

So, a repealer-and-replacer gets nominated by the GOP, much to the satisfaction of conservatives. That nominee runs against Hillary Clinton, whose only campaign ad of the year points out that for the 35 million people on Obamacare-sponsored health coverage, you won’t be able to keep your plan under the Republicans. If 70 percent of those 35 million people vote for Hillary, Republicans lose in a landslide.

Uhm, with one slight alteration:  Republicans point out that after repeal 35 million people will be able to go back to the cheaper coverage they had before Obama stuck it to them – and Hillary loses in a landslide.


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Bill Quick

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Obvious to Whom? — 2 Comments

  1. If, IF Republicans can nominate someone who can articulate this message both clearly and without any taint of hypocrisy. Obama was easily defeatable and Obamacare would have been easily repealed if in 2012 the GOP had nominated anyone, ANYONE, other than MittensRomneycare. Bill’s Pomeranian could have done it. I submit my two terrier mutts as able to do that as well (although the younger one is dumb as a box of rocks, but yet such a sweetheart and still smarter than Biden, that I’ll go for the older one as POTUS and te younger one as Veep).

  2. The assumption here, of course, is that the Republicans want to win. I see very little evidence of this.

    I’d actually be tempted to steal the “if you like your plan you can keep your plan” line from Obama. Grandfather in the Obamacare exchange plans and their connected subsidies. If you like your Obamacare plan, you can stay on it and keep your subsidy. If you don’t you can cancel it and, if you wish, buy your own policy on the new free market. Since the free market does a bang-up job at reducing costs and increasing efficiencies when it’s actually allowed to work, my guess is that over time the vast majority of the population would flee the exchanges.