Whichever side you are on in the battle to repeal and replace Obamacare, recognize that the fight is not about fixing healthcare. It is over who pays for it.
Neither Obamacare nor any of the recent Trumpcare alternatives will materially lower total healthcare spending. The societal cost of healthcare, which is already unsustainably high, will continue to rise. For example, Medicare expenditures are projected to rise by 75% by 2025 and continue to worsen as baby boomers age.