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Democrats and Republicans should now agree on these real fixes for Obamacare

Democrats and Republicans should now agree on these real fixes for Obamacare

Now what?

With Monday’s collapse of the Senate Republicans’ latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the GOP and the Trump White House are confronted with the question of what to do next, if anything, on healthcare. But that’s a question for Democrats, too.

Although there’s a general perception that Democrats consider Obamacare to be the last word on healthcare policy, that’s never been true. The ACA was the product of compromise from its inception, and also something of an experiment. No one was sure how all its moving parts would work. The law’s drafters and supporters expected that real-world experience would allow them to come back and strengthen the provisions...

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