The Republican Party doesn’t appear to understand that most Americans are benefiting from and want to keep Obamacare, infers Jules Witcover of The Baltimore Sun. This is part of an age-old GOP stance that opposes almost all forms of socialized healthcare. However, repealing Obamacare would take away around 13 million people’s coverage while destabilizing the insurance market, which would hurt the whole country. Republicans refuse to acknowledge this, seemingly motivated by using the money saved to fund tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. The people have shown that they disagree with this.
Our current healthcare system needs the GOP’s reform to adequately support all Americans, suggests Christian Schneider of USA Today. Democrats’ constant opposition to any Republican plan looks somewhat like lobbying for the insurance industry. It profits from the individual mandate that forces everyone to buy their insurance. No one has a choice, which is bad for something as important and personal as health insurance. By changing this and funding tax cuts for all Americans, the GOP plans to bring balance back to our healthcare. People would be free to choose the plan that suits them best with savings from lower taxes.