What is the next thing to watch for in the battle for the future of the American heath care system? Back in March I wrote STUPID! JUST PLAIN STUBBORNLY STUPID! This is when the House of Representatives was having problems passing a bill to get rid of Obamacare. The House finally got something done. The Senate did not come through. The 17th Amendment to the Constitution was really a stupid mistake (see Huckabee calls for repeal of 17th Amendment after healthcare failure and Levin & Huckabee say repeal the 17th Amendment. But what is it?).

Still, Obamacare does not have to implode, at least not dramatically. Why? STUPID! JUST PLAIN STUBBORNLY STUPID! spoke of a three-phased approach. Supposedly, in the first phase, Congress would use the budget reconciliation process to pull the teeth of Obamacare legislatively. Then, in phase 2, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price would use the authority Obamacare gives him to dismantle still more of Obamacare. Finally, Congress was supposed to work long-term to finish the process replacing Obamacare with something more palatable and permanent.

Phase 1died an ugly death, but Price is moving on to phase 2. Here is what he said last Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week” with Martha Raddatz.

“The responsibility of the department is to improve the health and the safety and the well-being of the American people, and we take that mission extremely seriously,” Price said. “Which is why we are so passionate about making certain that we’ve got a health care system, again, that works for patients.”

“So the ACA, Obamacare, had it stated 1,442 times — 1,442 times — ‘the [HHS] secretary shall,’ or ‘the secretary may.’ And what the previous administration did was made it so it was harder to care for patients and drove up the costs of coverage and drove up the costs of care,” Price added.

“We’re going to look at every single one of those rules and regulations, all 1,442 of them, and determine: Does it drive up costs? Does it drive down costs? Does it help patients? Does it hurt patients? And when it drives up costs and hurts patients, we’re going to move in the other direction,” Price said, indicating HHS could play a key role in reversing many Obamacare provisions in the future. (from here)

Of course, Raddatz obsessed on Trump’s statement about letting Obamacare implode. If not repealed, it eventually will implode. That is what Obamacare was designed to do. Put the wrong people in charge, like when the Obama administration was in charge, and those people will have the power to wreak havoc and use that havoc to demand a single payer system.

Price is apparently going to try to use his authority to change and thereby ameliorate some of the most abhorrent regulations. How successful will he be? It is apparent the law is so complicated he is uncertain, but odds are he can implement a temporary fix, but it may not be enough for the insurance companies. Betting on a favorable outcome in a game of Russian roulette is not an especially good investment. Even if Price can make changes that correct the immediate problems, the biased news media will be trying to spin it so that Price doesn’t get credit. The news media will probably even try to blame him for the mess that Obamacare has made.

Yet even if Price is successful and gets proper credit, if the law is not changed another U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary could start wrecking the system again. Some people are more willing to abuse power than others. Therefore, while phase 1 is dead, we don’t want to give up on phase 3.

Is your congressman serious about getting rid of Obamacare? Do you have a senator up for reelection who needs to be replaced? If you want affordable healthcare, then please check the people who represent you. If they need to be replaced, now is the time to get to work.

Other Views


Add yours

  1. The reason it failed is because Millennials are fools. If interested, read this post


    Regards and goodwilll blogging.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

Conservative Government

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

The Night Wind

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

Level-headed politics and science

Reclaim Our Republic

Knowledge Is Power

John Branyan

something funny is occurring

In Saner Thought

"It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine


Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God. – Rick Warren

The Latin Community

"You will be my witnesses." Acts 1:8

All Along the Watchtower

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you ... John 13:34

The Sheriff of Nottingham in Prince William County

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

The Derecho

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

The Bull Elephant

Conservative and libertarian news, analysis, and entertainment

Always On Watch: Semper Vigilans

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

The Family Foundation Blog - The Family Foundation

Welcome to Conservative commentary and Christian prayers from Gainesville, Virginia. That's OUTSIDE the Beltway.

Cry and Howl

Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off. I Kings 20:11

Twenty First Summer

Thoughtful. Positive. Relevant.

Dr. Luis C. Almeida

Christian College Professor


Heal the past. Free the present. Bless the future.

Dr. Lloyd Stebbins

Deliberate Joy

I Refuse To Follow Your Blog

Stop being a follower!!!


The place where you can find out what Lillie thinks

He Hath Said

is the source of all wisdom, and the fountain of all comfort; let it dwell in you richly, as a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting life



PUMABydesign001's Blog

“I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.


The view from the Anglosphere

Freedom Through Empowerment

Taking ownership of your life brings power to make needed changes. True freedom begins with reliance on God to guide this process and provide what you need.

bluebird of bitterness

The opinions expressed are those of the author. You go get your own opinions.

Pacific Paratrooper

This site is Pacific War era information


People Healing People


Daily Thoughts and Meditations as we journey together with our Lord.

Silence of Mind

Where God Speaks and Creation Listens

My Daily Musing

With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample our enemies. Psalms 109:13

My Walk, His Way - daily inspiration

Nickel Boy Graphics

Comic Strips (Some Funny, Some Serious)

Rudy u Martinka

What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom

Truth in Palmyra

By Wally Fry

Kingdom Pastor

Living Freely In God's Kingdom

The Life Project

Finding Clear and Simple Faith

In My Father's House

"...that where I am you may be also." Jn.14:3


Life through the eyes of "cookie"

The Lions Den

"Blending the colorful issues of life with the unapologetic truth of scripture." ColorStorm

Deo Vindice

The Great Commission, The Great Experiment, Virginia and my musings

%d bloggers like this: