USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The U.S. economy has been growing and breaking records ever since President Trump first took office and Republicans took control of Congress.
Many in the GOP are hoping this success will help them get re-elected in November. Some consultants I’ve spoken with seem to think it will inoculate Republican candidates against most all Democratic attacks.
They are mostly right, except for one area – health care.
No doubt, Republicans should be proud of the enormous success of the economy. But the economy won’t reach its full potential and the GOP will not win big in the 2018 elections unless Republicans deal with the cost of health care in America.
The reason is simple:
Health care represents nearly one-fifth of our country’s economy and is the largest driver of government spending. It is also such a huge slice of household budgets that many Americans don’t end up feeling the benefits of the 4.1 percent growth in gross domestic product (GDP). In 2016, individual health care costs amounted to $10,328 per person (in 1960, that figure was $146).
As Dave Winston and Myra Miller at The Winston Group have noted, with nearly half of Americans saying they …Read the Rest