Repealing Obamacare an open door to Medicare reform

The Obamacare repeal and replace is causing more than a little angst among some conservatives, who complain of many deficiencies in the bill.  There may be a hidden treasure in this piece of legislation, however.  It appears that Paul Ryan and friends finally have a vehicle for Medicare reform.  Before we get to that, let's review some of the criticisms of the proposal.  None of the various missing pieces in the initial phase of the bill should come as a surprise, or be a source of alarm to the opponents.    Critics are concerned that many Obamacare regulations remain.  The power to establish these regulations and therefore the power to roll them back are by law at the discretion of  the Health and Human Services secretary.  Does anyone doubt that Tom Price will roll regulations back?  I mean, really?   Critics complain that the proposal doesn't allow for the purchase of policies across state lines.  The...(Read Full Post)