It was great hosting The Heartland Institute’s daily podcast for the first time. I discussed the importance of Jeb Bush’s new health care plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Description offered below:
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Heartland Editor Justin Haskins discusses presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
As Haskins explains, there are good and bad aspects to this proposed plan. On the plus side, the plan seeks to put an end to the numerous mandates included in the controversial healthcare system. The individual mandate, and the employer and employee mandates will be brought to an end. Included in Bush’s plan are several other policy ideas that would shift insurance markets to more of a free-market system.
Haskins not only looks at the good parts of the plan, he also examines the drawbacks. Bush’s plan would hold in place the guarantee for people with pre-existing to be able to purchase health insurance. This well-intentioned part of Obamacare leads to many opportunities to abuse the system. Haskins examines several other negatives that he sees in the plan.
Editor’s Note: In the podcast, Bush’s plan to cap tax breaks is talked about at length. Just to clarify and correct, Bush’s plan is to cap the tax break individuals, not businesses, receive for their employer-provided health insurance. Here’s the official quote from Bush’s campaign website: “Give individuals a $12,000 tax break on the health benefits they receive through their employer — a reform that will encourage lower insurance premiums and higher wages.”
Further analysis of this plan can be found here.
Justin Haskins is a pro-liberty writer, editor, research fellow, and the editor-in-chief of the New Revere Daily Press. Haskins has been published hundreds of times in major digital and print publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Forbes, FoxNews.com, Newsweek, and National Review, among many others. His writing has also been featured or discussed by the White House, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Glenn Beck Radio Program, the Fox News Channel, The New York Times, The Heritage Foundation, Drudge Report, and Newsmax, which named Haskins one of “Top 30 Republicans Under 30” in 2017. He lives in North Carolina and New England with his wife, Dr. Jacquelyn, and his dog Roxy. Follow him on Twitter @JustinTHaskins.