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Old 03-09-2017, 01:00 PM   #43
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Almost everyone, including me, could find a plan they like better. I don't know a lot about Rand's plan, but it wouldn't surprise me if I liked it better than the Trump/Price/Ryan plan, but it has to be something that can pass the Senate, otherwise he might as well be proposing single payer.

Ryan's plan puts control in the hands of consumers too, in the form of expanded HSAs and, presumably, the end to essential coverage requirments.
Yeah, I agree with this assessment. The perfect bill wouldn't pass the Senate at the present time, so a large step in the right direction is perfectly acceptable. If all goes well and more seats are won, the rollbacks can continue.

The main thing that needs to happen is to remove the individual mandate. That, with its mandatory minimums and one-size-fits-all requirements of coverage, are the biggest upward cost pressure at the present time.

Medicare reform needs to come soon as well if they want to permanently get things headed in the right direction, but Ryan is making a good faith effort to end the ill-concieved Obamacare experiment and I hope the GOP will participate instead of becoming reform's worst enemy.
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