The GOP plans to repeal ObamaCare because it thinks government-mandated coverage of more people means higher cost, lower efficiency, rationing and less choice of physicians.
But if so, why (according to T. R. Reid “The Healing of America”) do all other industrialized countries provide universal care that has choice, half the cost per person and better care?
Yes, some do have "socialized" government doctors and financing, but many depend on private doctors, private insurance or both.
Yes, some do have delays, but not for primary or urgent care, usually with the doctor of your choice.
Yes, they do have rationing, but their limits are transparent and encourage preventive care, while our corporate health insurance bureaucracy costs twice as much, takes months to produce a bill and is focused on denying claims.
So why are we so far behind? Why does the GOP want to undo even the small steps Obama has made toward a sensible system?
Ask your senators.
Alfred Bersbach, Vienna