Don’t fix Oba­macare; nix it

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: For­restMon­roe,

“The Free­dom Cau­cus blew its chance to gov­ern,” March 28 Marc A. Thiessen col­umn.

Marc A. Thiessen blames the con­ser­va­tive Free­dom Cau­cus for the fail­ure of Paul Ryan’s Amer­i­can Health Care Act. For the record, Repub­li­cans unan­i­mously voted against Oba­macare. Why then did Repub­li­can mod­er­ates at­tempt quick pas­sage of a bill that of­fered no sav­ings over President Barack Obama’s failed, de­com­pos­ing Af­ford­able Care Act?

Democrats au­thored a health care sys­tem that was sold to the pub­lic based on one mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tion af­ter an­other. Thank good­ness some coura­geous Repub­li­cans took a prin­ci­pled stand against an out- of- con­trol health care in­dus­try. Mod­er­ates should fo­cus their dis­con­tent on re­plac­ing Oba­macare, not re­pair­ing it. And the new prod­uct must be af­ford­able.

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