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Delay Reform Mandates For One Year, Critics Argue

04/29/13

  04:07:23 pm, by MedBen5   , 224 words,  
Categories: Health Plan Management

Delay Reform Mandates For One Year, Critics Argue

James C. Capretta and Yuval Levin of the Ethics and Public Policy Center argue that Congress needs to put the brakes on the health care reform rollout:

“As the implementation of the major provisions of Obamacare approaches, it is increasingly clear that no one involved is prepared, and that the unintended consequences of the law’s conflicting objectives will be painfully compounded by a rushed and poorly managed effort to put it into effect.

“Opponents of the law should not relish the coming chaos because the damage it will do to our underlying health-care system will be lasting and significant. And supporters should not underestimate the damage that the coming fiasco will do to their credibility. This mutual dread at the law’s 2014 rollout should point to a mutually appealing response: Congress should delay the law’s implementation by at least a year.

“Everyone should now understand that, if there is not a delay, next year will be the scene of an epic disaster for American health care. The trouble started, as it often does, at the top. The president insisted on passing a reform with only Democratic support. That guaranteed large-scale public opposition, which has persisted. It also left the nation’s Republican governors less than enthusiastic about becoming the law’s enablers.”

Read more at the Ethics and Public Policy Center website.

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