The ongoing efforts by the Trump administration and many Republicans to destroy Obamacare is outrageous. This is especially true because nothing has been proposed as a viable alternative.
Conservative “solutions” relying on health savings accounts, direct pay primary care, competition, etc. are bunk. And, they fail to comprehend how individuals view health care and paying for it.
This is not to say the progressive extreme is viable either, but we need to start with a single premise; every American must be covered with comparable assistance with medical bills.
A public option is no solution. All it will do is create growing adverse selection and slowly but painfully destroy all private insurance. That’s no way to get to something better.
True, Obamacare has not accomplished it’s promised goals for coverage or affordability, but it has helped millions of Americans. We do need something better.
Not assuring coverage for every American simply means that the cost of care for the uninsured is buried in the costs for insured individuals.
And please, don’t use the word “free.” A health care system must include reasonable cost sharing by all Americans. That means taxes, premiums and some out-of-pocket costs.
The Trump administration urged the Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act in a legal brief filed Thursday, putting health care at center stage in an election year already fo-cused on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact.
The Justice Department said the 2010 health law, a signature achievement of the Obama administration, is invalid because Congress in 2017 ended the financial penalty for not having health insurance, though it didn’t take effect until 2019.Source: Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Invalidate Affordable Care Act, Wall Street Journal June 26, 2020