My stance was and still is to fix ACA not replace. I've stated repeatedly it has both good and bad qualities. My main gripe is the mandate, right to choose doctors / insurance or not and the burden on small business to provide coverage for employees. Many has closed because of it.
Repealing ACA now will be disastrous.
Fair enough. But with regards to the mandate; so what should happen if someone that decides to NOT have health insurance, has medical issues they cannot afford to pay for on a fee-for-service basis? Should they get treatment?
If YES, isn't that unfair to all those that do pay into the system? Isn't a no mandate policy just a supporting deadbeat policy? I can see a wavier for the mandate if one maintains 200K in cash in an escrow account, but if there is NO mandate, then those without insurance should receive NO treatments. The GOP being the party of the capitalist should agree with this. Why should privately owned hospitals be FORCED by law to treat those that have no insurance or ability to pay. THAT is socialism and much more socialist IMO than a mandate.