How Republicans Should Proceed on Health Care
Posted at 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2012
Avik Roy, a former adviser to Mitt Romney on health care, acknowledges that President Obama’s health care reform law is here to stay and that Republicans will need to work within the new landscape to push conservative reforms.
“Step One of this new strategy would be to improve the market orientation of Obamacare’s insurance exchanges. The exchanges are larded with excessive mandates and regulations that will drive up the cost of their insurance products… red states shouldn’t feel obligated to hew to Obamacare’s restrictions.”
“Step Two would be to move Medicare patients into Obamacare’s exchanges… Step Three would be to accept that many employers will move their workers onto the exchanges… Step Four would be to move the Medicaid population into the exchanges, starting with higher incomes and working down to lower ones.”