Portability across state lines.
- We allow small businesses to band together for coverage – like large corporations do – to negotiate a better deal for health coverage.
- We scrap all of ObamaCare’s rating changes and expensive mandates.
- We offer individuals who are uninsured, self-employed, or working at a small business a tax credit for health coverage to help them be able to buy a plan and keep it.
- We reform – but do not expand – the broken Medicaid entitlement. Too often Medicaid proves the axiom that access to a government health care program is not necessarily access to health care.
Because Medicaid often pays providers so little, roughly half of physicians no longer accept Medicaid patients.
Based on the feedback of many governors, we give states dramatically more flexibility to provide their citizens the health care they need, without all the red tape, micromanagement, and uncertainty from Washington.”
In essence, the GOP plan is a call for decentralization of health care and a shift to market-driven and consumer -driven care rather than centralized government control.
The White House, through their its spokesperson, Jay Carney, was dismissive of the GOP alternative, “This looks very much like just another repeal proposal, another attempt to raise taxes on the middle class, to keep uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions locked out of the market, to raise costs on seniors and to take away Medicaid from the millions of Americans."
The White House response sounds like the hee-hawing, braying, and guffawing of the Democratic donkey at any Republican proposal as laughable.. The Republican elephant is trumpeting the serious start of its campaign to control the House and the Senate.
Tweet: It is no coincidence that the GOP has announced its alternative to ObamaCare on the same say that President Obama delivers his State of the Union address.