Excising politics from healthcare

The GOP cannot spend time discussing the possible overturn of ObamaCare without offering a reasonable alternative.

It should be quite apparent that we are in dire need of healthcare reform, particularly as our population ages. To simply denigrate ObamaCare without providing a roadmap that leads to a much-needed solution would be irresponsible and politically detrimental.

Republicans need to put together a group of people who actually know something about healthcare. They can start by looking back at the recommendations the President's Council on Bioethics under President Bush put together.

The council spent valuable time and effort to devise bipartisan solutions for healthcare reform and favored discussion open to opposing views over shared consensus.
 

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President Obama completely disregarded these suggestions when he shut down the President’s Council on Bioethics, just as he ignored the economic advice of the Simpson-Bowles commission.
 
The purpose of a bioethics council would be to continue to find practices that would protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There are not always clear answers as to what will be best for the common good, but to have a council with differing opinions and healthy dialogue can only help in the search for the true best practices.
 
If Mitt Romney wants to revolutionize healthcare in this country, he needs to understand that there are logical solutions that are not politically driven that can place us on the path to a healthy nation without bankrupting our society.