A SERIOUS GOP ALTERNATIVE TO OBAMACARE

In today’s American Spectator, I discuss the health care reform plan that Dr. Tom Coburn, Senator from Oklahoma, and two other GOP Senators have proposed as a replacement for the disastrous Obamacare:

The most frequently repeated Democrat talking point concerning Republican opposition to Obamacare is the claim that the GOP has offered no alternative. This is nonsense, of course, but it has proved an effective device for suppressing a serious debate about the President’s ‘signature legislative achievement.’

From now on, however, that canard will be difficult to perpetuate—-particularly for Democrat Senators facing angry midterm voters:

The CARE Act … is more than a legislative prophylactic meant to protect Republicans from the charge that they aren’t for anything but a return to the dreaded “status quo.” The CARE Act, unlike the stillborn Obamacare, is a serious health care reform proposal.

In fact, it could be used by smart Republicans in the same way Newt Gingrich used The Contract with America in 1994. If managed properly, the CARE Act could save U.S. health care and regain the Senate for the GOP.

To read the rest of the column, click here.

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