What’s the key accomplishment of the Obama Presidency?
Ask a Republican and they’ll be quick to name off a few: $20 trillion in debt, record high rates of poverty and government dependence, a historically low labor force participation rate, the rise and spread of ISIS – and the list goes on!
Of course, if you were to ask Obama, he’d list ObamaCare as the signature accomplishment of his Presidency (apparently unaware that it’s as much of a disaster as the other things I listed). Republicans have been trying to repeal the law since it was enacted, but failed every step of the way.
Now, they control the Presidency, House, and Senate, and on day one, Obamacare is screwed. And the man whose going to help design what we’ll replace Obamacare with? Ben Carson.
As Proud Cons reported:
Ben Carson says he’s still ironing out his role in the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, but one thing’s certain: He’ll have a role in helping craft the replacement plan for Obamacare.
“I think the replacement obviously must come first and it must be something that is very appealing and easy to understand. And then, only then, would you dismantle what’s in place,” the retired neurosurgeon said in an interview.
Asked if he intends to be involved in designing that plan, Carson said, “Yes, of course.”
Carson, who ran against Trump in the Republican presidential primary, burst onto the national scene in 2013 when he rebuked Barack Obama’s health care law at the National Prayer breakfast, while the president sat a few feet away. He declined to say whether he was in line for a Cabinet role such as secretary of health and human services, or a broader advisory role.
The man has some interesting ideas for healthcare reform too. According to On The Issues, he wants to create a system similar to that of health savings accounts that would accrue over time. “I propose a system in which we use health empowerment accounts, which are like a health savings account with no bureaucrats. We give it to everybody from birth until death. They can pass it on when they die. We pay for it with the same dollars that we pay for traditional healthcare with. We give people the ability to shift money within their account within their family. So dad’s $500 short, mom can give it to him.”
While that still has government with control, it’s one hell of a step up from ObamaCare, and it gives people control over their healthcare decisions they didn’t have before.