Why the GOP Must Pass a Real Obamacare Replacement

Real Healthcare Reform by from The Week, October 27, 2014

It’s looking increasingly likely that Republicans will win the Senate in the midterm elections, which means we can look forward to at least two more years of Washington doing nothing, and of permanent presidential campaigning and posturing — enough to make you forget that government is supposed to be about policy. And there are important policies out there. Like Obamacare. Maybe you’ve heard of it.

You may also have heard that the Republican Party is not exactly a huge fan of Obamacare, that the GOP really, really, really wants to repeal Obamacare, and not only wants to repeal Obamacare, but “replace” it to boot. But if you’re a little hazy on the details of the “replace” part, don’t feel too bad. Because the Republican Party has never said what this replacement ought to be.  There are understandable reasons for this, and not-so-understandable reasons for this.

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