Repeal Obamacare Period

Repeal Obamacare. Period. Full stop.

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Repeal Obamacare. Period. Full stop.

There are plenty of plans to repeal, replace, tweak, fix, improve, dis­man­tle, and oth­er­wise make changes to the Afford­able Care Act, bet­ter known as Oba­macare. I’m going to keep this short for the sake of sim­plic­ity because the answer isn’t hard. Repeal it. What you do after that will work out just fine.

Some will say, “But we need to have a plan in place or the GOP will get slaugh­tered in 2018 and 2020!” I don’t com­pletely dis­agree, but there’s an impor­tant caveat to note.

There is no plan that doesn’t include installing some vari­a­tion of social­ized med­i­cine that will pre­vent every­one from los­ing their cov­er­age. The math sim­ply doesn’t add up. You can’t take some­thing as fis­cally obtuse as Oba­macare and replace it with some­thing that yields the same results with­out being essen­tially the same thing. Yes, peo­ple will lose cov­er­age. Yes, the media will play it up. Yes, the Democ­rats will point to it as a rea­son to regain power.

The only way to pre­vent the Great 2018 Slaugh­ter of the Repub­li­can Party is to ful­fill the promise that they made to repeal it, to invoke the man­date that the last elec­tion gave them, and to work like crazy to fight the neg­a­tive optics asso­ci­ated with it. The sooner they do step one, the bet­ter. There are some who are secretly push­ing to repeal Oba­macare but to not have it take effect until after the elec­tion. This is unac­cept­able. Rip it off like a putrid old band aid and then gov­ern the coun­try amaz­ingly going for­ward. That’s the only hope.

Here’s the thing. This isn’t new. The GOP has claimed to want to repeal Oba­macare for six years. There has been more than enough time to plan it out, pre­pare for the con­se­quences, and enact a plan to mit­i­gate polit­i­cal dam­age done. Why are they now act­ing like this is a brand new devel­op­ment? Why aren’t they embrac­ing per­fectly good plans such as the Paul-​Sanford bill? Why aren’t they fol­low­ing the lead of peo­ple like Ted Cruz who want to ful­fill the promise they made?

There. I said it would be short.

What they do after this eco­nomic abom­i­na­tion is repealed will work out as long as it doesn’t include a sim­i­lar mon­stros­ity. The win­dow of oppor­tu­nity has been open. If they don’t take deci­sive action now that they have the chance, then they deserve the rout­ing that they fear will hap­pen by doing what they said they were going to do in the first place.

There are plenty of plans to repeal, replace, tweak, fix, improve, dismantle, and otherwise make changes to the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. I’m going to keep this short for the sake of simplicity because the answer isn’t hard. Repeal it. What you do after that will work out just fine.

Some will say, “But we need to have a plan in place or the GOP will get slaughtered in 2018 and 2020!” I don’t completely disagree, but there’s an important caveat to note.

There is no plan that doesn’t include installing some variation of socialized medicine that will prevent everyone from losing their coverage. The math simply doesn’t add up. You can’t take something as fiscally obtuse as Obamacare and replace it with something that yields the same results without being essentially the same thing. Yes, people will lose coverage. Yes, the media will play it up. Yes, the Democrats will point to it as a reason to regain power.

The only way to prevent the Great 2018 Slaughter of the Republican Party is to fulfill the promise that they made to repeal it, to invoke the mandate that the last election gave them, and to work like crazy to fight the negative optics associated with it. The sooner they do step one, the better. There are some who are secretly pushing to repeal Obamacare but to not have it take effect until after the election. This is unacceptable. Rip it off like a putrid old band aid and then govern the country amazingly going forward. That’s the only hope.

Here’s the thing. This isn’t new. The GOP has claimed to want to repeal Obamacare for six years. There has been more than enough time to plan it out, prepare for the consequences, and enact a plan to mitigate political damage done. Why are they now acting like this is a brand new development? Why aren’t they embracing perfectly good plans such as the Paul-Sanford bill? Why aren’t they following the lead of people like Ted Cruz who want to fulfill the promise they made?

There. I said it would be short.

What they do after this economic abomination is repealed will work out as long as it doesn’t include a similar monstrosity. The window of opportunity has been open. If they don’t take decisive action now that they have the chance, then they deserve the routing that they fear will happen by doing what they said they were going to do in the first place.