Jennifer Rubin has performed the valuable service of explaining how Republicans should focus their attack on ObamaCare. It’ll be easy as heck for your employer to be “de-grandfathered” as your health care provider. To begin with, said employer will no longer be able to shop around every year for a better deal for the employees. If you change providers, you’re out. So even in the short term guys like ME are going to pay more for what we’ve got, because the marketplace has suddenly become a lot less competitive.
The truth is that most Americans are satisfied with their current employer-based coverage. Neither Obama nor McCain dared say anything during the campaign that would suggest destabilizing their present situation. They both were deceptive. McCain really thought privatization with subsidies was the way to go, as Obama thought evolution toward a “government option” should be the true goal.
And now our president is deceiving us about the extent to which the new scheme will pretty quickly produce change most Americans don’t believe in. Republicans have to follow Jennifer’s lead in explaining clearly why that’s the case.