January 10, 2017
New York, NY – Claire Hardwick (OAN Correspondent)
Republicans in Congress are working towards repealing Obamacare.
While the left argues the negative effects of a repeal, many say the need to fix problems surrounding Obamacare should be a top concern for lawmakers.
Paul Howard, a health care expert at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, said that Republicans can repeal Obamacare now, and will have time to make changes in the areas that are needed most.
This goes against the narrative that if the law is repealed, 20 million Americans will lose their health insurance.
Howard said, “You have two or three years or maybe four years to replace it with a different structure that’s going to give you comparable coverage hopefully at lower costs and that’s less politically divisive. And, Republicans have said they want to go through regular order to get bipartisan support for this.”
He continued that the new administration is going to have to act fast, as Obamacare is currently cratering. The administration will have to promise insurance companies that changes are coming, and that they should not pull out of the market.