Obamacare Collapsing

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JUNE 8, 2017

         OBAMACARE IS COLLAPSING. OF THAT THERE IS NO DOUBT. SOME DIEHARD DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO CLING TO THE FICTION THAT IT’S THE BEST INVENTION SINCE A DEVICE THAT SLICES BREAD.

         ANTHEM IS THE LATEST COMPANY TO PULLOUT. THE INSURANCE GIANT HAS ANNOUNCED IT IS LEAVING THE OHIO HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE NEXT YEAR. THAT MEANS NO MARKETPLACE OPTIONS UNDER OBAMACARE AND PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO TRY TO GET INSURED ON THE OPEN MARKET, A MORE COSTLY AVENUE.

         THE MOVE BY ANTHEM INCREASES PRESSURE ON CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON THIEIR PLEDGE TO REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE. THE HOUSE HAS PASSED SUCH A MEASURE. THE SENATE MAY PASS SOMETHING JUST TO GET IT TO A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE WITH THE HOUSE WHERE THE REAL LEGSLATION WILL BE WRITTEN.

         MY OWN PREFERENCE IS TO FOCUS MORE ON CURE THAN CARE. IF WE CAN FIND CURES FOR DISEASES THAT ESPECIALLY AFFECT OLDER PEOPLE, SUCH AS ALZHEIMER’S, THE COST FOR CARE WILL BE GREATLY DIMINISHED, AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVED FOR MANY. YES, LET’S REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE, BUT LET’S ALSO HAVE THE MEDICAL EQUIVALENT OF THE MOON PROJECT TO CURE DISEASES. THAT WOULD BE BEST FOR ALL OF US. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.