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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Repealing Obama-Care Won't Fix the Problem

Mitt Romney has promised that if he is elected President he will rid the country of Obama-care.

Putting aside for the moment that his credibility on the issue is less than inspiring, and also putting aside the notion that the Supreme Court may possibly make that point moot by tossing the Obamination entirely, it won't be enough to fix what ails the American health care problem. The problem won't just go away even if he and his terrible plan do.

The problem is: either the way the system was, or the way the system will be, it didn't/won't work because there is no incentive for people to buy their health-care the same way they buy every other good or service they consume. In a post-Obama world we will still have problems and we will need a plan to deal with them.

By Grant Davies
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