Even the White House's best Obamacare damage control efforts -- waivers, delays, penalty deadline adjustments, and temporary "fixes"-- sadly leave the so-called Affordable Care Act's sand foundation untouched.
Math undergirding the entire law remains structurally unsound and threatens the broader insurance market in this country. That is a shame for each and every American.
As someone who wants to see greater access and affordability in health care, and more options for Americans in the individual insurance market, it's my hope that the country moves toward a competitive, patient-centered system like the one outlined by the House Republican Study Committee in the American Health Care Reform Act.
Something as important and transformative as health care policy should never be forced on the American people on an embarrassingly unstudied and purely partisan basis, the way President Obama chose to proceed with the Affordable Care Act.