Whenever Republicans and Democrats clash on health care, Republicans are almost always on the defensive and they almost always lose the debate.
According to Gallup, the number of people who are uninsured has risen over the last two years. Although this conclusion is disputed by government estimates, it’s very possible that no one is measuring the phenomenon correctly.
When Barack Obama was running for president in 2008 he had two important health care positions.
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.
Repealing ObamaCare would produce better outcomes for patients, those who care for them, and those who pay their bills.
From the middle of the 19th century until the 1970s, about every serious health reform in the United States was due to the efforts of organized medicine.
The one really good (and really amazing) thing about Obamacare is that the Democrats put a cap on future Medicare spending. This was not a ten-year cap. It goes on forever – essentially restricting Medicare’s growth to the growth of the economy. According to the Medicare Trustees reports, the day Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act he wiped away more than $50 trillion in unfunded Medicare liability.
John C. Goodman appeared on the Fox News program Happening Now to discuss the congressional debate over the “Skinny Repeal” Health Care bill and the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans are bogged down in their efforts to pass a health reform bill for one basic reason: they are too obsessed with repealing the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) instead of reforming the health care system and solving people’s problems. Put differently, they have forgotten Donald Trump’s campaign promise to make health insurance better and less expensive and leave no one behind.
Probably not. Here’s why: virtually every conservative health policy analyst advising Republican candidates and Republican office holders believes in the same model Barack Obama believes in.