(Breitbart.com) An organization of physicians that promotes a return to individualized, patient-centered medicine says if Republicans decide to “tweak” or alter Obamacare, incoming President Donald Trump should use his executive authority to starve the law’s financial mechanisms.
In a newly released white paper, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) says Obamacare’s mandates and scheme of “coercive redistribution of wealth” should no longer be kept alive because they have allowed the government to keep a “chokehold” on innovation and have prevented “excellence” from thriving.
Obamacare has been built on an “unsound foundation…with so many complex, interdependent parts that attempts to alter parts of it will upset the balance with unpredictable, likely disastrous effects,” states the group, adding that a plan to replace the healthcare law with another poorly considered centralized government program could be equally disastrous.
The group advises incoming President Donald Trump not to wait for Congress to act on President Obama’s signature legislation with a series of “tweaks” or alterations, and explains why Trump should unilaterally allow the law to “wither and die”:
ObamaCare is inextricably tied to the rest of the American “healthcare delivery system.” Besides the radical changes in health insurance and medical institutions, ObamaCare makes many changes in Medicare and Medicaid and heavily depends on them. About half of the “healthcare dollar” passes through these federal programs, and 90 percent passes through some third-party. As with the Leaning Tower of Pisa, there is a legacy to be preserved: the legacy of Barack Obama, but also of Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon—and Marx and Lenin.
Because of its intended complexity, AAPS urges the GOP to “adopt approaches that can be taken unilaterally by the Trump Administration, without requiring congressional approval.”