By Garth Kant
Obama signs the Affordable Care Act, his signature legislation, into law in 2010
WASHINGTON – This week promises a showdown on the fate of the centerpiece of the Obama legacy.
Republican leaders plan to hold a vote Thursday on their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, and though the Trump administration has made progress winning over some GOP skeptics, victory is by no means certain, either in the House or the Senate.
If the bill fails, what comes next? What could rescue Republicans from the disaster of failing to keep their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare while holding the presidency, the Senate and the House?
Former Minnesota congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has a market-based plan to fix Obamacare, one that has the virtue of simplicity.
Former Minnesota congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann
“All the federal government needs to do after repealing Obamacare is to pass a bill that allows any health insurance product to be sold across state lines with no minimum federal mandates. Period.”
And let the market take care of the rest, was the gist of what she told WND, in a plan fully detailed below.
While such simplicity is embraced by many congressional conservatives, GOP leaders have chosen another approach, apparently driven, at least in part, over fear of the fallout that might be caused by the repeal of Obamacare without an immediate replacement.
However, a simple plan B could soon look attractive to more Republicans, judging by the serious obstacles facing their current plan A.
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