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GOPer Advantage on Health Care

Mar
17

Jonathan Cohn points out the GOPer advantage whenever they have to come up with an alternative health care plan:

...[T]he vast majority of Republican officials have zero interest in health care reforms that significantly increase access to care.

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Lindsey's Bold Prediction

Oct
13

Can't wait to see how this plays out:

"To our Democratic friends, you own Obamacare and it's going to be the political gift that keeps on giving," [Sen. Lindsey Graham] said. "So the shutdown will be old news next year; Obamacare's faults will be front and center in 2014, if we don't screw this up." [transcript]

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Health Care, Again

Apr
06

Ezra Klein has an extremely methodical take-down of what conservative columnist, Ben Domenech, bills as the "GOP's eight-point plan to replace Obamacare".

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Bob Schieffer (CBS) on Health Care : Obamacare Sucks and I Got Mine!

Jul
15

Bob Schieffer made this throw-away comment before moving on to more important matters:

"We need health care reform, but I'm a long way from believing the president's plan was the best way to go about it."

Anyone got any idea what Bob Schieffer's preferred solution is beyond making it to 65, taking advantage of Medicare and having CBS make up the difference?

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Single Payer Health Care in America

May
26

Give us an inch and we'll take a mile! (Hee, hee, hee).

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None for All and All for None

Feb
03

Jack Balkin explains the real motivation behind the GOPer assault on universal health care:

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Barack Obama: 'I Feel Lucky'

May
20

Jonathan Chait quotes a TNR account of Obama choosing to go all out on health care reform rather than piecemeal as recommended by Emanuel and Biden, among others:

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It's Been a Long Time Coming ...

Mar
21

... But I Know A Change Gonna Come

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Health Care Reform as Medicare Part D

Dec
16

Surveying the current state of health care reform, I'd say it resembles nothing more than a version of 'Medicare Part D'. I mean, the outcome is bound to do a lot of good, no doubt about that, but it's going to be at a terrific cost because the original structure of the thing, as inefficient and cumbersome as it is, is being left largely intact.

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