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Could 'single-payer' be Trump's trump card?

Could 'single-payer' be Trump's trump card?

At his press conference Wednesday at Trump Tower, President-elect Donald Trump said that as soon as the Senate approves his pick for health secretary, he will unveil a "repeal and replace" plan for the Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare." He gave no hints at the details of Trumpcare, other than to say the country would be "very proud" of his proposal, which offers "health care that is far less expensive and far better" than the current options.

But his actions thus far — including his nomination of Tom Price for secretary of Health and Human Services — suggest a direction that isn't good. Both Mr. Price and Seema Verma, Mr....