Even if opponents of Obamacare eventually agree on that point, devising an alternative is only the beginning. It will still be necessary to strike at the Affordable Care Act’s weak points. The tax on people who don’t buy insurance is one of them. It is both the law’s least popular feature and a window into its coercive heart. Congressional Republicans should keep pressing on this issue.
One way of doing so: Replacement plans should make sure to include an amnesty for anyone who runs afoul of that tax. That’s my advice, free of charge, for Obamacare opponents in politics — especially any of them who are thinking about running for president.