This morning on CNN’s State of the Union Rand Paul made the most sense of any of the weekend babblers when addressing the GOP non-repeal of Obamacare.
His argument that the first priority of the Congress should be to reformulate the Affordable Care Act to make insurance prices reasonable again is the right argument. The question he and others have not really answered is how your bring prices down to the levels they should be at while preserving the desirable parts of the current program and how do you persuade insurance companies to cooperate.
Only a truly free market in insurance, healthcare and medicine can use market forces to accomplish this, and to recreate a truly free market you need broader and more radical reform than anyone but Paul and the handful of Republicans who voted against the GOP non-plan are willing to embrace.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Rand Paul: If you want to expand Medicaid, "you should say we're going to have higher taxes to pay for it" <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/CNNSOTU?src=hash”>#CNNSOTU</a> <a href=”https://t.co/EqKMDp80o2″>https://t.co/EqKMDp80o2</a></p>— CNN (@CNN) <a href=”https://twitter.com/CNN/status/820640218411888640″>January 15, 2017</a></blockquote>
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