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Health Insurance, the Alice in Wonderland Version

July 11, 2012

Matt Miller in the Washington Post explains why the Republican party has not produced a health care plan of their own, and indeed, why they cannot:

You may have noticed that Republicans have been struggling to come up with a credible alternative to the Affordable Care Act once they repeal it. Why is it so hard? Because Obamacare WAS the Republican alternative. It was the conservative-designed mandate and subsidy approach. Republicans are in such an intellectual cul-de-sac on this issue that Paul Ryan actually blasted Obamacare for being a sop to the president’s “cronies” in the insurance industry. Oy!

He then comments on the Alice-In-Wonderland character of the GOP’s health care position.

I feel like a broken record but some truths bear repeating. Only in America could a Democratic president pass Mitt Romney’s health plan and fund it partly through John McCain’s best idea from the last campaign (taxing some employer provided plans) and be branded a “socialist.”

The whole opinion piece is worth reading.

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