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April 18, 2014


Big Problem Ahead for Republicans

First Read: "What do you do with the eight million Americans who now have insurance on the exchanges, and with the 24 million Americans who are projected to be on the exchanges by 2017 (the next time there's the possibility of a GOP president)? What about the millions more who have insurance via expanded Medicaid or via their parents' insurance? And how do you advocate repeal and replace when you don't have a detailed legislative alternative (that's scored by the Congressional Budget Office)? Come 2015 and 2016, Republican presidential candidates could very well find themselves in an unsustainable position -- having to campaign on a repeal message in the primaries (because that's what GOP voters want), but then having to face a general electorate that's more hostile to the idea (because repeal doesn't poll well outside the GOP)."












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