Trying to fix Obamacare at this point (or at any point) is like trying to fix the Hindenburg.
I say this for many reasons, but mostly because I am nervous when I see headlines about Republicans crafting bills that would “help the people who have recently been terminated from their health plans”, as if there is such a way to do this (there is not, within the context of the ACA).
The House is expected to vote Friday on the Keep Your Health Plan Act, which would allow people to keep their current health insurance plans in 2014 without penalties. <source>
What is this nonsense?
It will only perpetuate the Obamacare rollout and its inexorable total annihilation of quality health care in America. And what happens in 2017 when employers starting canceling so-called “Cadillac Plans”? Employees who have enjoyed generous health care will be dumped by their employers, and how will they be helped when that happens?
They won’t be.
So John Boehner sounds more correct when he says the following:
“When you step back and look at the totality of this, I don’t think it’s ever going to work,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a news conference on Capitol Hill today. “There are all types of health insurance policies out there based on your financial circumstances and how much risk you’re willing to take, and so the idea that the federal government should come in and create a one size fits all for the entire country never was going to work.”
Let’s hope he keeps the party focused on the only moral goal at this point: full repeal of this god-forsaken law.