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The way forward for health care

The way forward for health care

When two more Republicans Senators announced their opposition to their party’s legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, effectively dooming its chances, President Donald Trump had a quick answer, tweeting that Republicans should repeal now and come up with a replacement later. But the shelf life of that idea was barely 12 hours; three moderate senators quickly quashed the plan, for an excellent reason: if the GOP thinks their current overhaul of the nation’s health care system is problematic and deeply unpopular, that idea would be infinitely worse.

The Republican opposition to the Better Health Care Reconciliation Act (the official...