Democrats don’t really want to fix Obamacare
Senator John McCain thanked his fellow senators for their support after he was diagnosed with cancer, and says he plans to return after treating his illness. https://usat.ly/2uv1sRs
Robert Robb: Democrats don’t want to make the insurance available better. They just want more subsidies to prop up Obamacare as it is.
That John McCain showing grit is no surprise doesn’t make it any less admirable.
McCain’s speech on his return to the Senate, following surgery and a devastating diagnosis of brain cancer, was eloquent and obviously heartfelt.
Moreover, I agree with McCain’s call to return to the normal legislative process. Several months ago, I observed that legislating as a process of discovery, rather than of ratification, might be the only way forward on Obamacare.
However, the claim implicit in McCain’s speech, that a bipartisan approach to reforming Obamacare would result in superior policy, is highly doubtful.
The Democratic mantra is: Don’t repeal Obamacare; fix it.
But Democrats don’t really want to fix Obamacare. They just want to prop it up with more subsidies.