Wisconsin governor and potential Republican Presidential candidate Scott Walker is offering up a health care alternative that could let consumers effectively bypass Obamacare. Walker is proposing allowing uninsured Americans to use tax credits in order to buy plans offered on the federal online exchanges directly from insurance companies. This unique approach will “let consumers go right to insurance carriers for coverage available through online exchanges.”
Although the proposal will need the approval of Health and Human Services before it can move forward, many people believe a rejection will make clear the true motives of Obamacare. “If they don’t approve this, this is ultimately exposing that (Obamacare) isn’t really about access and this isn’t about affordability,” said Jonathan Gruber, an economist at MIT. “It’s about government playing a heavier hand in these kinds of decisions.”
The smart proposal by Walker will also help Wisconsin natives move forward from the bad publicity his campaign received earlier this month. He fired a campaign aide after racist tweets that she sent out in 2011 about Mexicans went viral. She has since removed her Facebook and Twitter accounts, but the images were screen grabbed and quickly made their way around Twitter.
Palmisano tweeted that she “will choke that illegal mex cleaning in the library. Stop banging f*cking chairs around and turn off your Walkman.” She also tweeted that “nobody speaks English.” Friends of Scott Walker spokesman Jonathan Wetzel said that the campaign aide was “removed immediately” and that “both the Governor, and the campaign, condemn these insulting remarks which do not reflect our views in any way.”