Gov. Romney has been careful to state that on day one he will "act to" repeal the Affordable Care Act, as repeal could not happen that quickly. Actual repeal of the Affordable Care Act faces several challenges.
The more we cut public health services, the more we require Americans to cover the high-costs of medical care, the less likely they'll be to make decent health choices when they're sick and money is tight. And there's nothing liberating about that.
A cardinal rule of problem-solving is to accurately define the problem before a solution is applied. Ostensibly, the Obamacare and Romney proposals both miss the point, as they will be cost-prohibitive if implemented.
In the New England Journal of Medicine, both President Obama and Governor Romney offer statements revealing their vision for the future of health care. Finally we have a definitive statement of Romney's vision for the future. Actually -- not really.
Even if the roadblocks to greater funding were to disappear, Governor Romney's "let them eat emergency rooms" stance doesn't begin to get at a way to fix our broken health care system. Ask any emergency room doctor.
Politicians who are promising to repeal Obamacare won't find any evidence in the Kaiser Family Foundation's analysis of health insurance costs that the law has caused premiums to skyrocket, as many of those politicians have contended.