This is an op-ed that I authored in USA Today––two years ago.
Wouldn't change a word of it:
Rethink 'repeal and replace': Column
7:29 PM ET January 14, 2015
Obey health care customers, not political orthodoxy, when proposing Obamacare fixes
The Republicans seem determined to "repeal and replace" Obamacare. They simply cannot bring themselves to consider fixing what they have come to revile.
Being against the president's namesake legislation has been a big winner in at least two out of the past three elections. But now that
Republicans are in charge of the Congress, just attacking Obamacare
won't work. They have to put something on the table.
need to come up with something better. An effort to repeal and replace
Obamacare would be a huge political mistake. There is no issue that
presents a worse political minefield than health care. Each and every
potential reform means somebody will be losing something and will be
very motivated to stop it.
See the remainder of the op-ed here.
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