House Republicans rode popular opinion to achieve the first part of their “Repeal and Replace” pledge on Obamacare. Since the quick, contentious vote in January, the elephants have taken several righteous knocks for taking their time for being slow to “replace”.
While the Democrat argument of “you’ve got nothing better” is a ridiculous canard, the GOP hasn’t been very good at putting a face on reform. However, outside the GOP strategery cabal, there are serious, free-market oriented proposals to improve care, empower patients and their families, and control costs. Richard Epstein, law professor at both NYU and Chicago, is one of those serious thinkers. He sat down with Reason.tv to talk about the money, the healthcare, and his former colleague, President Obama.