A simplified solution to the healthcare reform debate

Next week, the Senate is expected to vote on its revised bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare.  As of this moment, there are at least two Republican senators doubtful that they can support the proposal.  This would doom the bill; since reconciliation can be used once during a session this may preclude any meaningful repeal of the failing Affordable Care Act.  After seven years of the promise by Republicans to undo the healthcare funding and regulatory legislation passed in 2010 under reconciliation they have exhibited inability to govern in the most “deliberative” body in the world.  Since no Democrat will help in this process (putting the lie to the principle of compromise) a totally different approach is necessary. In the House, a compromise was reached between the conservatives and moderates within the Republican party utilizing the repeal of various sections of ObamaCare and maintenance of others favorable to some.  However, in the Senate...(Read Full Post)