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Deconstructing The Republican Healthcare Plan

Originally @ Stanford Progressive

In the wake of the Obama Administration’s efforts at compiling a cogent healthcare plan, the Republican Party has been fighting every element proposed by the President and Democrats in Congress. The outlook adopted by the Obama Administration is that the healthcare system in the US necessitates three major reforms: better coverage and quality of care at lower cost, scientific and technological advancements, and an emphasis on preventative care. House and Senate Republicans responded to the President’s idea of reform with their own healthcare proposals.

On June 17th, House Minority Leader John Boehner introduced the GOP alternative to Obama’s healthcare solution. Instead of overhauling the system in the manner advised by five congressional committees working on different strategies, Republicans have thrown out a simpler plan. The four-page proposal outlines three main goals: making healthcare more affordable, making it more available and accessible, an…