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Offline Sanguine

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By: Daniel Horowitz | January 05, 2017

Earlier this week, we warned that absent a major course correction, Republicans plan to keep the insurance regulations — the most onerous part of Obamacare, which is responsible for permanently destroying the insurance market.

Hence there is no repeal of most of Obamacare, just the funding mechanisms, such as the subsidies and the individual mandate. Worse, they are considering preserving some of the tax increases of the law in order to fund “the replacement” of the subsidies with ... subsidies in-all-but-name-only (on top of the $1 trillion we spend on federal-run health care, not including state expenditures).

Earlier today, CQ posted an article which confirms these suspicions — that “Republicans consider keeping some Obamacare taxes intact” (subscription required):...

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The availability of guaranteed-issue insurance cannot survive if the individual mandate is done away with.   The key to effective reform is to retain the individual mandate, but vastly expand the choices available to satisfy the mandate. 
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