If any good was to come from the November 2016 election – a clean sweep by opponents of Obamacare – it was surely that health care policy could get on a better footing. So far, the cynics have been proven right: the GOP majority and White House have failed at what was arguably their highest legislative priority. And there is nothing voters can do about it.
I’m willing to bet that this will be a pattern for years to come. Why? Because this has been the pattern for years in the past, and there is no ideological consensus for real change. As a result, there is a huge gap between campaign rhetoric and actual policy, between the sales pitch and the good you actually end up purchasing.
Why do people keep buying? And more importantly, is there another way?