Ronald Reagan

Reagan was right: Senate healthcare bill proves government is the problem

Reagan was right: Senate healthcare bill proves government is the problem

Ronald Reagan famously declared that government isn’t the solution, it’s the problem.

On Monday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded that, as far as Reagan’s own party is concerned, the former president had a point.

The CBO released its analysis of Republican senators’ secretly drafted bill aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act and installing in its place a healthcare system that strips millions of Americans of coverage, raises premiums for many and significantly scales back quality of coverage.

It’s a proposal so aggressively unfriendly to the American people that even President Trump, despite his nearsighted eagerness to sign an...

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