After seemingly dismissing the idea of repealing Obamacare, Sen. John McCain has joined Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in the crusade against the Affordable Care Act.
The decision is an interesting one, considering in September McCain called defunding or repealing Obamacare irrational and he promised that the Senate would not repeal it.
During his interview with NBC news, McCain outlined an alternative to Obamacare in four points.
“The solution is, first of all, to let people keep their insurance if they want to,” McCain said. “Or at least reinstate them.”
Second, McCain added, is that insurance companies should distribute a menu of options they wish to provide. Third, a medical savings account should be created. Finally, there should be medical malpractice reform.
“Let people go across states lines,” McCain said, “if they can get a better insurance policy in another state.”
The senator added that the tax incentive for employers to provide employees with health insurance should also be annihilated.
At the conclusion of McCain’s outline, NBC’s Greta Van Susteren pointed out the he had essentially described repeal.
McCain agreed with the assertion and continued to call Obamacare an experiment in social engineering, since it forces healthy people to pay the difference for those who are elderly or sick.