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FIXING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: PART 2–REPEAL AND REPLACE THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE

Metaphorically (if Scatologically) Speaking

It has been said that Michelangelo’s task of creating his magnificent “David” was actually quite simple. Just take a huge block of marble and chip away the parts that don’t look like David. In fixing the Affordable Care Act, a similar approach is needed. Just start with the huge manure pile that is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and hose off the parts that don’t look like a pony. As hard as it may have been to see either David or the pony imbedded in its original matrix, both are there.

In the case of ACA, the hosing off consists of four essential tasks:

  1. Repeal and replace the individual mandate.
  2. Expand and simplify the individual health insurance exchanges.
  3. Expand the prevention incentives.
  4. Fix the safety-net entitlement.

This article deals with number one, the mandate issue.

Flawed Arguments Pro and Con

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