Hatch: One Sentence Can’t Fix Health Law

In a FOX News op-ed, Sen. Orrin Hatch says Obamacare is irredeemably broken and must be replaced, regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on King v. Burwell.

Writes Hatch:

Over the last few years, Americans have been disappointed as many of the law’s other promises have fallen short at nearly every turn. Millions of Americans lost their insurance plans and their doctors, had to navigate a failed website that jeopardized their private information, were made to purchase plans they didn’t want, and many later received incorrect tax documents followed by a surprise tax bill.

Given this overwhelmingly poor track record and the billions of taxpayer dollars spent on such failures no one can credibly call the health law a success.  A law with fundamental problems of this magnitude can’t be championed with a straight face. And the law’s fundamental problems cannot be fixed with only a scalpel.

Earlier this week, the president said that if the Court rules against the administration in the upcoming subsidy case, “Congress could fix this whole thing with a one-sentence provision.”

I wholeheartedly disagree.

The never-ending negative side effects of ObamaCare are so convoluted and intertwined that one sentence can’t fix this latest problem without continuing the others.

Only a thoughtful approach that puts patients first – not Washington – can reverse course for the American health care system.