'Republicans seem to have been undone by their reverse-Robin-Hood urges. You can’t make something like Obamacare work without giving lower-income families enough support that insurance becomes affordable. But the modern G.O.P. always wants to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted
; so the bill ends up throwing away the taxes on the rich that help pay for subsidies,
and redirects the subsidies themselves away from those who need them to those who don’t
. You might ask what happened
to all those proclamations that Obamacare was a terrible, no good system that Republicans would immediately replace with something far better
— not to mention Donald Trump’s promises of “insurance for everybody”
and “great health care.”But the answer, of course, is that they were all lying, all along — and they still are. On this, at least, Republican
unity remains impressively intact'
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