It’s easy to always be the one who says no…
It’s even easier to purposefully break something, and then proclaim that it’s broken!
Now that Republicans have demonstrated that they cannot offer a true alternative to the Affordable Care Act, their plan is to simply wait for it to collapse because of the serious damage they have wrought to it.
One of the fundamental implements of the ACA was the Individual Mandate; imposing a minimum of health coverage on everyone, particularly on the young and healthy, would reduce the cost of individual plans for everyone. This would also reduce the burden of medical services to the uninsured that we all end up having to finance.
It is important to remember that Republicans have essentially terminated the Individual Mandate in the early days of this new Congress (by removing its enforcement).
Therefore, unless they reinstate this fundamental part of the ACA, the cost for premiums will continue to increase at an alarming rate.
So the question is this: can Republicans recognize the fact that they cannot offer a proper alternative to the ACA, and be responsible enough to reinstate the Individual Mandate?
Sorry, that was just a joke..
Of course they will never reinstate the Individual Mandate, so, to the millions of people who rely on the ACA, get ready to pay for the Republicans’ shocking inability to govern!