“It’s re­mark­able that a party with the White House and healthy ma­jor­it­ies in Con­gress is badly strug­gling to get any le­gis­la­tion passed”

NATIONAL JOURNAL
Why Republicans Are Losing the Health Care Fight
by Josh Kraushaar
June 30, 2017

One ma­jor flaw with the polit­ics of Obama­care was that it cre­ated win­ners and losers, re­dis­trib­ut­ing health care  be­ne­fits to those who had been un­in­sured while rais­ing rates for the middle class (on the in­di­vidu­al ex­changes) and in­ef­fect­ively man­aging in­creased de­mand for over­taxed med­ic­al pro­viders. Past en­ti­tle­ment pro­grams con­ferred an over­all be­ne­fit to every­one; Obama’s law ef­fect­ively re­dis­trib­uted be­ne­fits from one group to an­oth­er. Given that real­ity, re­vers­ing it in­ev­it­ably will cre­ate an­oth­er set of win­ners and losers. READ MORE

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