The House draft is a useful starting point for the debate that will now ensue on how to repeal and replace the mess that is Obamacare.  We need to reduce the role of the national government in healthcare, fix the damage done to the individual market, restore choice to people, give flexibility to states, relieve Obamacare's burdensome taxes on individuals and businesses, and get HHS out of the business of being the nation's insurance commissioner. 

To achieve those goals, any proposal needs to be able to get 50 votes in the Senate. And here's something else to remember: without those 50 votes, Obamacare continues indefinitely.  The House draft may not get the balance exactly right. But do critics of any form of tax credit to help level the playing field for people who don't have employer insurance and can't afford their own insurance think that a package without some form of subsidy for individuals can get 50 votes in the Senate?

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