Replacing Obamacare Is Still a Republican Duty


By The Editors
National Review, April 1, 2019

President Trump has tasked three Republican senators with coming up with a replacement for Obamacare if courts strike it down. It’s a prudent contingency plan. Republicans should, for that matter, advance their own health care plan even if the lawsuit fails. They cannot prevent Democrats from attacking them over health care by abandoning the issue. They should propose that the federal government both remove many of Obamacare’s regulations and redirect the money now flowing to Obamacare’s exchanges and its Medicaid expansions to state governments, which would then determine how to spend it to meet their residents’ health-care needs. Under such a proposal, states would be able, for example, to take some of the money that they currently spend on able-bodied Medicaid recipients above the poverty line and devote it to recipients who are disabled, below the line, or both. Click here to read more.