Obamacare is on the verge of becoming RINOcare, a legacy Trump did not propose and likely does not want.
The platform was repeal and replace. Repeal first. Replace second. They need to be separate bills. It is human nature to build on the work of others such as keeping much of Obamacare and just tweaking it. That is NOT what was promised the American voter. But that is what will happen if Obamacare is not repealed in its entirety first.
Hey, Republicans! Stick to the plan: Include pre-existing conditions; allow plans to cross state borders; allow choice of plans; allow people who don’t want insurance to opt out without penalty but pay a hefty surcharge if they decide to come in later when they’re sick. Don’t penalize so-called “Cadillac” plans with taxes. Let the market determine fair costs.
We are reminded that this healthcare bill is likely to be the largest government funded entitlement program in the nation’s history, exceeding the cost of the Social Security program. Do Republicans want that legacy? Many do. The RINOs do.
Trump’s budget proposes substantial cuts in federal expenditures. Large cuts are proposed in funding to the “finance your enemies organization”, aka the United Nations (long overdue), pay for no work programs, aka social welfare, the one-world advocacy group, aka the State Department and hopefully planned killers united, aka Planned Parenthood, the national endowment for porn, aka National Endowment for the Arts, and national public propaganda, aka National Public Radio.
These cuts will be just the beginning, a small fraction of what needs to be done to pare back the huge excess of government spending.
These actions, along with privatizing healthcare, cutting regulations and reducing taxes will go a long way to steer us away from socialism that 8 years of Obama and decades of his predecessors have led us toward.