Jindal Challenges GOP to Come Up With Obamacare Alternative

Conservatives should step up and outline their vision of an alternative to Obamacare, Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal challenges in a commentary Thursday that trumpets his own solution.

Writing for the Washington Examiner, Jindal said five years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, “Repeal is not enough.”

“But it’s long past time for the American people to get to know what conservatives would do in Obamacare’s stead,” writes the possible 2016 White House contender.

“[I]t’s not particularly courageous for conservatives simply to oppose a law that remains deeply unpopular with voters. We must tell people what we are for, and let the American people know exactly what we will do, and how we will do it.”

Jindal contends his own plan focuses “like a laser beam on slowing the growth of healthcare costs,” with methods including “health savings accounts,” wellness incentives, lawsuit reforms and more insurance options.