Re­peal Oba­macare now

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

On Dec. 19 Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump of­fi­cially re­ceived the re­quired min­i­mum (and then some) elec­toral col­lege votes to win the pres­i­dency. Re­peal­ing Oba­macare should be a top pri­or­ity in the first 100 days of the Trump/Pence ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Pre­mi­ums are ex­pen­sive and con­tin­u­ing to rise. The de­ductibles are so high that cov­er­age is al­most use­less. Hor­ror sto­ries re­gard­ing neg­li­gent care or mis­di­ag­no­sis abound.

Thank­fully there is a strat­egy that can get this done quickly. Congress can use the bud­get rec­on­cil­i­a­tion process to re­peal Oba­macare with a sim­ple ma­jor­ity and have it ready for Mr. Trump to sign soon after he takes of­fice. There are no more ex­cuses.

LYNN WHITE Ber­wyn Heights, Md.

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