Thursday, December 29, 2016
Yes, we can repeal ObamaCare and still protect the sick
At NYPOST by Betsy McCaughey --
Democrats are warning that once ObamaCare is repealed, people with serious illnesses won’t be able to get health insurance. President Obama says repeal will mean going “back to discriminating against Americans with pre-existing conditions.”
That’s fake news.
The truth is, all Republican proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act protect people with pre-existing conditions.
Likewise, they all eliminate ObamaCare’s invidious discrimination against healthy people. ObamaCare forces the healthy to pay the same premiums as the chronically ill, whose medical costs run 10 times as high. That’s because a mere 5 percent of the population consumes half the nation’s health care.