Obamacare’s inefficient system has led to extreme costs for consumers and direly needs to be replaced by a more effective healthcare bill, asserts Andy Puzder of Real Clear Politics. The single payer model that Democrats support is expensive and needless expands government control. The GOP’s proposal will allow health insurers to compete with each other, giving Americans the best insurance deal for their money. This competition is needed and would benefit everyone. Rather than large standardized coverage, each citizen would be able to chose the insurance that benefits them. The sooner Obamacare is replaced, the better.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been essential for middle class citizens, giving them much-needed coverage that hadn't been available to them before. The new York Times focuses on the voice of real people that rely on the support of the ACA, like James Panagoulias, who who was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. He received treatment costing $300,000 but paid less than $5,000 himself thanks to the ACA’s coverage. Him and countless other Americans would see costs skyrocket without this insurance. Undoing the ACA would remove crucial healthcare that could make life-saving treatment unaffordable for those in need of it.