Congress Should Provide Obamacare Opt-Outs, Not Bailouts


This month could mark a turning point in national health policy. Big insurance companies have been pressuring Congress for a bailout—in the form of more taxpayer subsidies—to “stabilize” Obamacare.

Congress must decide whether to maintain Obamacare on artificial life support, with yet another infusion of billions in taxpayer dollars, or tackle the tough task of replacing Obamacare’s broken individual health insurance market with alternatives that don’t depend on new taxpayer subsidies to make coverage affordable for middle-class consumers.

Make no mistake. It was inevitable from the beginning that Obamacare would, thanks to its design, devolve into …

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