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Supporters of Obamacare frequently contend that the health-care law is really just a version of a Republican reform plan. As they describe it, the law is built on consumer choice and competition among private insurers. What could be more Republican than that?
Has President Obama's claim that families will see premiums drop by $2,500 materialized now that the parts of the law the president decided not to delay for partisan political purposes are in full effect? Was it a reasonable claim to make at the time? Let’s have a look at the evidence.
As President Truman’s legendary Oval Office desk sign reminds us, “The buck stops here” when it comes to presidential leadership. So whether President Obama likes it or not, the public and historians are likely to base their assessment of his performance on how well his “signature piece of domestic legislation” was implemented.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress to “give America a raise.” Well, it turns out that Obama is giving America a $70 billion annual pay cut, courtesy of Obamacare.
Republicans should respond with measures that help voters see that Obamacare is neither inescapable nor irreversible—by saying no to the mandates, the bailouts, and the forced coverage cancellations that Obamacare requires to stay alive.
Join us for a lively debate about who is hurting the conservative cause and who is helping it.