On the surface, it would seem that Republicans and Democrats are so far apart that agreement on health policy is virtually impossible. Scratch the surface and you will find another reality.
Tuesday’s election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District has important lessons for both parties.
The Democrat started out attacking Donald Trump and then went on to other messages.
High deductible health insurance is an irritation for young, healthy families with modest incomes. In fact, health insurance with, say, a $10,000 deductible is almost like not having health insurance at all.
Obamacare envisioned a major role for the state governments, often trying to force them to do what they didn’t want to do and harming their citizens in the process.
It’s a flawed program. Everybody knows it. Premiums are too high. Deductibles are too high. Doctor and hospital networks are too narrow.
One of the more interesting television commercials I see is an ad sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). The message: if you have cancer, we want you.
Republicans failed to repeal and replace ObamaCare for four reasons. First, there was never agreement about what the party was for and what it was against – even after 7 years and 60 repeal votes in Congress.
The people who crafted the Republican ObamaCare reform bill seem to want to help. They promise other reforms will be coming. Trust us, they say, we’re from the (new) government, and we’re here to help.
I just visited my mother. She’s 97. The trip over was short: She’s in an assisted-living facility right across the street.
Brenda is 60 and lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Her husband is 65, retired and on Medicare. But for Brenda, who is self-employed, her only option is Obamacare.