The healthcare debate should be focused on the free market verses a government run health care system.
The debate, however, has been shifted to the impossible task of saving Obamacare.
Here is what we know:
Obamacare has failed. The cost of insurance and medical care has skyrocketed and the availability and quality of care has declined.
Of healthcare consumers, relatively few are dependent on Obamacare and fewer still have benefitted.
The public is demanding that our legislators fix the mess the Democrats created.
Conservative Republicans want to repeal Obamacare and provide a regulatory environment that allows the free market to work while establishing a safety net for those in need.
Democrats desperately want to continue with Obamacare because they know its failure will lead to “single payer” socialized medicine which was their goal from the beginning. They want a national government run healthcare system.
The Democrats look at those dependent on the failing system as their constituents and falsely claim that millions would be left without any medical care by repeal. The vast majority hurt by Obamacare and the dismal prospect of a government run health care system are of no concern to them.
Establishment Republicans fear repeal would hurt their chance of re-election.
The Democrats and the establishment have succeeded in focusing the issue on the impossible task of fixing Obamacare.
In the dysfunctional political world of Washington, conservative Republicans are in the unenviable position of saving Obamacare in the faint hope of getting at least some free-market-like concessions.
Providing an environment that allows the free market to work is no longer getting serious consideration.
That’s what happened to the free market.