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Rodricks: Trump's idea of making America great is not mine

Rodricks: Trump's idea of making America great is not mine

The failure of Republicans to ruin Obamacare is a testament to American greatness: The Affordable Care Act was so well designed — in principle and, to a considerable extent, in practice — that it's pretty much impossible to kill.

Despite incessant rhetorical attacks and efforts at sabotage, Obamacare has taken hold in many states, including Maryland. A lot of Americans see its benefits and its service to the greater good. We hated what congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump tried to do to it, and probably hated even more the spiteful proposal to repeal the health insurance law now and replace it later.

In fact, a bipartisan group of governors, including...

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