Alternative Medicine

Getting to the Right of Obamacare

The disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has revived Republicans’ hope of repealing the law. It’s hard to remember that the Republican slogan was once “repeal and replace,” suggesting the party would offer an alternative to Obamacare. Now, with the new law in crisis, the Republican leadership seems to hope it will collapse under its own weight.

Not all conservatives are convinced of the wisdom of that approach. Ramesh Ponnuru and Yuval...

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About the Author

J. Peter Nixon has worked in the health-care industry for more than twenty years and is currently the director of metrics and analytics in the Office of Labor Management Partnership at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California. He blogs at dotCommonweal.