On healthcare reform, Congress needs to learn how a legislature actually works (Bicknell op-ed)

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Watchdog.org executive editor John Bicknell critiques the Republicans on their impatience to replace Obamacare and misunderstanding of the legislative process in a Washington Examiner op-ed:

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was the modern administrative state. It took the New Deal, the Fair Deal, the New Frontier, the Great Society, Obamacare, and a vast array of deals, bills and laws most people have never heard of.¬†Progressives fought their fights, banked their gains, then came back for more.

The conservative goal of repealing the 2010 healthcare law and replacing it with market-based reforms is noble. But nobility should not be confused with immediacy. The imperfect House bill includes provisions conservatives have tried and failed to pass for decades, including Medicaid reforms that would all but end a federal entitlement. That’s not small potatoes.

Click here for the full piece in the Washington Examiner.

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