By Peter Ferrara
Director of Entitlement and Budget Policy | Heartland Institute
Originally posted at The Daily Caller, February 2017
Just repealing Obamacare would get rid of the anti-middle class individual mandate, the anti-jobs employer mandate, and all the other federal regulations that have caused health insurance premiums to soar. This would be a highly popular start, freeing workers and their employers to buy the health insurance they want, rather than the government forcing them to buy the high cost plan bureaucrats insist they must have.
That would deliver on the broken promise that workers can keep the health insurance they like. Freed from regulatory and tax costs, with market competition reinvigorated, health insurance premiums would decline, making good on the promise of making health insurance affordable.