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Stop gloating about an 'Obamacare meltdown' and fix it

Stop gloating about an 'Obamacare meltdown' and fix it

Among the most grating aspects of the super-partisanship that infested Washington throughout the Obama presidency was the relentless opposition to the Affordable Care Act, the historic effort to expand health insurance to some 50 million Americans who did not have it and whose health care was a costly burden to those of us who did.

Despite dozens of unsuccessful attempts by Republicans to repeal the ACA, the opposition remains in place, with its most negative consequences for low-income families in red states. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 18 states with Republican governors and/or legislatures, most of them in the South or Midwest, have refused to accept a major...