Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Troubling Tweet From Rand Paul on Obamacare

What the hell does this mean. replace Obamacare?
There is no sound replacement for Obamacare other than a free market for healthcare.

Anything else is just government meddling under another name. Perhaps TrumpCare. Perhaps RandCare. Eiter way it will be BadCare.



  1. Republicans don't have the courage to fly free.

  2. This is true, we need a removal of roadblocks to a free market for healthcare, but in order to accomplish this, technically we need to "pass" legislation to remove old laws/regs etc...

    1. This is true. As bad as Obamacare is, it must be remembered that it was largely a response to a "pre-existing" crisis in healthcare costs, which in turn were due to the fundamentally statist provision of health care. It was the classic doubling-down on intervention with further intervention.

      I *hope* this is the point that Rand is trying to make. That the repeal of Obamacare must come with a broader liberalization of health care provision, or else we're back at square one.

    2. I agree with the double down analyze as Mises observed, intervention begets more intervention. I also hope Rand is making this point. I would like him to express specific laws/regs that can be eliminated to that will liberalize the healthcare market and then spontaneous pricing mechanisms can actual appear and perhaps the consumers can start thinking of healthcare as just another service you pay for and price it out according to wants and needs adjusted to their personal values.

  3. Obamacare will be rebranded as Trumpcare that way when it totally collapses, Obama will get zero blame. Liberals will not learn their lesson because they will see it as the "evil Capitalists" instead of the evil interventionists.
    It is too bad Liberals teach the economics classes at our colleges. The best thing Trump could do is a purge in our education system. Socialists shouldn't be teaching economics.

  4. Read his rare article. He's replacing it with freedom. He knows simply repealing it accelerates the spiral. What should we replace Obamacare with? Perhaps we should try freedom:

    1. The freedom to choose inexpensive insurance free of government dictates.

    2. The freedom to save unlimited amounts in a health savings account.

    3. The freedom to buy insurance across state lines.

    4. The freedom for all individuals to join together in voluntary associations to gain the leverage of being part of a large insurance pool.