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GOP and Obamacare: what could have been

To the editor: Early on in the healthcare debate, Republicans squandered a grand opportunity to take due credit for a major part of the Affordable Care Act: the individual mandate. ("Obamacare repeal falls off Republicans' to-do list as law takes hold," April 18)

Instead, they ignored that idea as well as any of their own ideas that President Obama embraced and spent the last almost seven years hellbent on opposing the administration no matter what.

Now that Obamacare is here to stay, the only thing Republicans have succeeded in doing is making themselves out to be obstructionists who will not govern.

Joanne Turner, Eagle Rock

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