By Jacob Hornberger
The following is excerpted from The Future of Freedom Foundation:
Trump correctly points to the horrors that have come with Obamacare, with insurance companies fleeing the marketplace, leaving millions of people without medical insurance.
Trump’s solution: Abolish Obamacare.
And then what? Trump says he will come up with a plan where everyone has health insurance, only he doesn’t specify what the plan is or how it will work. He’s just sure he can do it.
Clinton acknowledges that Obamacare is a disaster but opposes repeal because that will eliminate the mandatory coverage that the law provides. So she wants Obamacare to remain.
And then what? Clinton says she’ll make it work, only she doesn’t specify how she’s going to do that. She’s just sure she can do it.
Notice something important: Despite their disagreement on Obamacare, both candidates — and most Republicans and Democrats — favor Medicare and Medicaid, which are the root cause of America’s healthcare crisis. Before Medicare and Medicaid, there was no healthcare crisis.
Even if Obamacare were to be abolished, there would still be a severe, ongoing healthcare crisis because Medicare and Medicaid would still be existence. That’s why Obamacare was enacted in the first place — because there was healthcare crisis, brought on by Medicare and Medicaid. That crisis would continue to exist on the day that Obamacare was abolished.
So, here you have Trump and Clinton saying, “Elect me because I have a plan to fix the healthcare crisis,” while, at the same time, they both exclaim, “Elect me and I’ll make certain to preserve Medicare and Medicaid.”
Those two candidates can debate until they are blue in the face but one thing is for certain: As long as Medicare and Medicaid remain in existence, there will be a severe healthcare crisis. Neither Trump nor Clinton will be able to do anything to fix it. That’s because socialism is inherently defective. Nobody can make it work.
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