Trump’s healthcare plan
The idea behind Obamacare is that people who aren’t poor enough to qualify for Medicaid (especially under the pre-Obamacare rules), but are still pretty poor, should nevertheless have access to healthcare that they can afford given their limited means.
TrueCon’s HATE the idea of that, but I like it. (I probably wouldn’t have liked it back in the days when I used to be libertarian, but now I like it.) There are many aspects of the execution of Obamacare that suck, but the basic idea of affordability I agree with.
Trump’s “plan” is really just standard TrueCon orthodoxy to repeal Obamacare and not replace it with anything.
Trump proposes seven free market reforms, all of which are very good ideas, and it makes you wonder why the hell those ideas never became law before Obamacare (I especially like #5), but it still doesn’t address a lot of fundamental problems that Obamacare was trying to address.
This is pretty disappointing. Just as with the tax plan released many months ago, after Trump teased us with the idea that he was really going to rebel against the conservative orthodoxy, in the end his “plan” is pretty much the same plan that Ted Cruz has.