02-15-2017, 11:39 AM
In order for free markets to take over Obamacare has to be more than scrapped. It must be replaced. Or to put it another way, other government impediments to free market healthcare that existed before Obamacare need to be scrapped. Things like health insurance companies not being able to compete across state lines or drug patent laws that allow companies to gouge patients for life saving drugs. (Yes. Most people don't realize this but patents are a government enforce monopoly. Nothing wrong with patents to a point but the shouldn't be allowed to be abused like they were in the case of the EpiPen.) Also tax law should be changed so that individuals get the same tax break for buying private insurance that businesses get for buying insurance for their employees.
In 2009, John Mackey, then president of Whole Foods, but forward an 8 point plan to improve healthcare without adding to the deficit. The liberal response? Boycott Whole Foods. :( :mad: