The recent collapse of Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare can be blamed on disagreements about policy more than anything else. For seven years, Republicans at all levels of government were able to articulate the simple message that President Barack Obama's signature health care law had to go, and a set of better, market-based policies needed to replace it.
State officials, health insurers and consumer advocates are breathing a tentative, temporary sigh of relief after the GOP campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed Tuesday due to lack of Republican support.
Over seven years ago, Democrats in Congress joined President Obama to create a massive expansion of Washington’s role in our health care system. And in the time since then, we’ve witnessed the many ways in which Obamacare has hurt the American health system.
Writing about President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” of the 1960s, which triggered an avalanche of new federal programs, political scientist James Q. Wilson rightly said that one thing LBJ accomplished was lowering the “legitimacy barrier” to federal action.
The July 13 Wall Street Journal editorial updates yesterday's ray of hope. One remaining debate is over Ted Cruz’s “freedom option.” The Texas Senator’s amendment says that any insurer that offers at least one ObamaCare-compliant plan could also sell other types of coverage off the exchanges.
The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.