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‘Repeal and Replace’



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So what do we mean by that, exactly? The fallout from Obamacare is just beginning, with news articles every day showing the damage the health-overhaul law is poised to inflict on our economy and our health sector.

The latest Rasmussen poll has found that 54 percent of those surveyed want the law repealed.  But, because there are real problems in our health sector, it must be replaced with a better plan. Thankfully, opponents of Obamacare have seized on the repeal-and-replace theme as an acknowledgement that we must stop this government takeover of our health sector and offer better ideas.

So here is a handy guide to the key policy ideas behind Repeal and Replace, letter by letter:

Repeal Obamacare’s massive new taxes.
Eliminate job-killing mandates on businesses.
Protect citizens from IRS enforcers by repealing the individual mandate.
Eliminate cuts in benefits to seniors on Medicare Advantage.
Avoid crippling the states with expensive mandates.
Limit government intrusion into personal medical decisions.

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Real help for people to purchase health insurance they choose.
Expand states’ ability to help people with preexisting conditions.
Put Medicare savings into saving Medicare.
Lawsuit abuse reform.
Allow doctors and patients to control medical decisions.
Control costs though consumer-friendly health reform.
Expand access through cross-state purchasing of health insurance.

(P.S. And stop the reckless deficit spending!)



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