(Robert Kessler) – A few comments in response to Brian Aiken’s letter about the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) (LVRJ, 5/26/15).
Mr. Aiken rebutted Rep. Dina Titus’ comments that Republicans have no alternatives to ObamaCare.
Aiken pointed out the problems with Dina Titus’ argument. First, that ObamaCare passed without a single Republican vote. Clearly, the Democrats own ObamaCare and Titus is obliged to defend it. Mr. Aiken then pointed out that Republican ideas – e.g., tort reform and allowing interstate health insurance policies – were smothered in Reid and Pelosi’s Congress. Now, we’re saddled with an expensive, inefficient government controlled system.
Mr. Aiken may be saying that a Free Market can find efficient solutions – and ObamaCare has wiped out the Free Market in health insurance.
But does Obamacare actually work?
Well, you decide.
Dina Titus has co-sponsored a bill to revoke the so-called ‘Cadillac Tax’, an excise tax on unusually high employer-paid healthcare premiums. So, the cost of ObamaCare to some employers has turned out to be a problem for Democrats.
I wonder what caused those unusually high premiums?
In addition, many states are starting to feel the pinch of low enrollment. Hawaii’s Health Care Exchange is on the verge of collapse despite an infusion of $205 Million in Federal funds.
That’s your tax dollars, folks.
But, sadly, Republican ideas still languish.
Our new Republican Congressional majority seems reluctant to take on ObamaCare. Their timidity validates Dina Titus’ argument – where are the Republican ideas?
The ideas are there.
Maybe we need different Republicans in Congress.