Frankly, I do not see how any universal health care plan continues without a forced mandate. Without the mandate to purchase healthcare insurance, millions will decide to forego insurance until they actually get sick.
The bad thing about this GOP repeal plan, is found in the fact that ObamaCare remains in force and in its current "death spiral" state. The good thing is that we, the people, have a choice and will no longer be fined for deciding not to participate.
Additionally, employers will no longer have the need to limit an employees working hours. Without the employer mandate, our nation's businesses will have no need to limit hours to avoid being forced into offering ObamaCare. We, as a nation, can return to a 40 hour work week.
When you stop to think about it, this "skinny repeal" is a very important step to putting the nation back on its feet . . . . a critical first step, in fact.