Editorial Says GOP Should Seek To Improve the Affordable Care Act, Not Dismantle It
A Los Angeles Times editorial argues that the "GOP's clear objective" in the legislative debate that led to a federal government shutdown on Tuesday is "to dismantle" the Affordable Care Act, rather than to "improve it." According to the editorial, "It's too bad that Republicans aren't actually trying to make the law better because the [ACA] is far from perfect." It continues that the lawmakers could improve the law by "clearing up the uncertainties that have put some federal rules under a legal cloud" and looking for "ways to make the mandate to obtain coverage more effective."
- "Who Wants To Fix Obamacare?" (Los Angeles Times, 10/2).