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Obamacare Isn’t Forever

This is not the second coming of Medicare.

Apr 1, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 28 • By JAY COST
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This is a real possibility. Indeed, as Avik Roy and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, argued recently at Reuters, “The great irony of Obama’s triumph .  .  . is that it can pave the way for Republicans to adopt a comprehensive, market-oriented health care agenda.” 

Put simply, the battle over health care is far from over—and the ultimate outcome depends in part on how thoroughly conservative reformers understand the unique coalitional politics of Obamacare.

Jay Cost is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard.


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