Republicans Will Lead Us Unwittingly to Single Payer

Republicans Will Lead Us Unwittingly to Single Payer
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Congressional Republicans have adequately demonstrated they are fiscal conservatives when Democrats occupy the White House, but find big deficits all too seductive when they enjoy the levers of power in both political branches of government.

Up next, the GOP will try to fix the most unfixable of liberal contraptions — the Affordable Care Act. By revoking the individual mandate as part of their tax cut, Republicans set in motion a process that could put the Democrats in charge for the next decade.

By offering subsidies and requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a fine, the ACA brought more healthy young people into insurers' risk pools.

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