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The L.A. Times editorial board's lonely defense of Obamacare
The L.A. Times editorial board's lonely defense of Obamacare

Here's something you don't see every day: the Los Angeles Times editorial board parting company with President Obama on Obamacare. OK, so I'm exaggerating. The Times' board criticized several aspects of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as it worked its way through Congress, particularly on the cost-containment front. Nevertheless, because the board supported the law's passage and embraced many of its specific reforms, some right-of-center readers accused The Times' "looney left" editorial writers of acting as cheerleaders for the president. On Friday, though, the distance between the board and Obama on healthcare was made...

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