Published Thursday, March 23, 2017
It is common to hear people say, “Republicans and Democrats, there isn’t a nickels difference!” But it is the final product that belies the lack of discernible difference. Witness that Republicans wanting to repeal Obamacare point to the hated “personal mandate” charged if you did not buy insurance. In a recent re-write Republicans inserted that if you let your insurance lapse you must pay a 30 percent surcharge. A $1,000 fine for not buying insurance or $1,000 for trying to reinstate insurance, the difference lacks distinction.