Letters to the Editor

Obamacare should be repealed, but not until we can fix the free market

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 13, 2017, after announcing the revised version of the Republican health care bill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 13, 2017, after announcing the revised version of the Republican health care bill. AP Photo

I agree with Republicans on two points: We should all get together and give their policies a chance to succeed, and we should unbundle the repeal and replace of Obamacare. This can be achieved, not by repealing the ACA and throwing 32 million people off of their health insurance, but by first replacing the need for government subsidies and surtaxes on our illustrious job creators.

When the factories are open and running again in the Rust Belt, when the offshore money is back being invested in infrastructure, when corporations like Walmart have regained the confidence to pay full-time workers a living wage with full medical benefits, then and only then can we be assured that the free market is functioning well enough to repeal Obamacare.

Steve Felten, Paso Robles

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