On August 12, Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Peter Ferrara answered the question of how exactly the Republican alternative to Obamacare can be put into legislative form. On the Janine Turner Show, he points out the danger of Obamacare actually increasing the uninsured rather than decreasing it.
Because Obamacare is based on both individual and employer mandates it leaves us to question, what is mandated? And since the government has mandated an expensive plan both employers and individuals will attempt to avoid these expensive mandates. By not only dropping employee provided coverage but reforming the workforce by reducing millions to part time or individuals simply avoiding the purchase of health care.
The idea Ferrara provides is that there is a comprehensive safety net that can be provided by a universal health care tax credit. To be used if your employer doesn’t provide health care, to buy any insurance of your choice or, Medicaid. This alternative would be providing universal healthcare from the current state tax revenues. And what would be given back to the patient is both the power and choice.