The plan adopts some popular ObamaCare features: covering kids on parents’ plans ’til age 26, outlawing lifetime limits, guaranteeing coverage for people with pre-existing conditions in almost all circumstances and subsidizing coverage via tax credits for citizens earning up to $35,000 a year and families up to about $58,000. That takes care of most who now qualify for ObamaCare subsidies.
But where ObamaCare dictates, the blueprint allows choices.
ObamaCare forces you to have a one-size-fits-all “Washington knows best” benefit package. It’s like a law that the only car you can buy is a fully loaded sedan: no hatchbacks, no convertibles.
The Republican blueprint lets you decide whether to buy insurance and what kind — everything from a high deductible to a low-cost “mini-med.”