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Every Republican health-care reform plan in history has served the same purpose: to enable Republican politicians to say that they do indeed have a health-care reform plan, in order to block Democrats from enacting a health-care reform plan.

- Jonathan Chait

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    Until recently, Republicans tended to believe that health care is an issue that only Democrat’s can use to their advantage. Republicans now largely agree that a tax credit would do far more to help moderate-income people than the current system. Tax credits are an issue that Republicans should have championed hears ago.

  2. Wally says:

    “Within hours of the new plan coming into contact with political reality, things began to fall apart.”

    Not good at all.

  3. Trent says:

    “Asked about this piece of their plan, the authors changed the language within hours to ratchet back its scope, insulating them from political attacks, but also neutering its value.”

    you have got to be kidding me.

  4. Hal says:

    The latest CBO estimate contained political gold for Republicans: It estimated that the availability of health insurance would spur workers to reduce their labor by the equivalent of two million jobs, a change Republicans could gleefully mischaracterize as “destroying two million jobs.”

    Bingo.