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I’ve been having some breakthrough conversations about politics and government with a Millenial who works with me. He’s an intelligent lad, and well-informed, though his limited life experience hasn’t chipped away at his idealism yet.
He has a number of conservative views and opinions — net neutrality, big data, TSA, etc. — although he doesn’t necessarily recognize them as such. But hey, it’s a start.
However, when it comes to healthcare he’s “all in” on ObamaCare, mostly because of pre-existing conditions and coverage until age 26.
Here’s my frustration: he’s willing to listen, and I’ve shared many of the faults of ObamaCare as well as ways that health reform could be done more effectively and less intrusively. What’s lacking, however, is having a tangible, accepted Republican approach to demonstrate what a good healthcare program looks like.
Sure, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, Tom Price, and a few others have put forth some ideas, but they seem to have come and gone. Without a philosophy, a plan, and some concrete actions, it’s just my hypotheticals against his experiences with ObamaCare, which haven’t been negative to-date.
Republicans, please tell me what you stand for on healthcare and what you want to accomplish so I can pass it along to my Millenial friend.
He’s listening… for now.
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