The Real Health Care Radicals

The Republicans have quietly devised a plan for reforming health care that makes the Democrats look conservative

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A doctor takes a patient's blood pressure during a consultation.

Most Americans of working age get their health insurance through their employers. The Democrats running for President want to keep it that way. The Republicans don't.

If you listen to what each party says about the other, you would get a very different impression. To hear the Democrats tell it, the Republicans are happy with the health-care system we have: all they do is stand in the way of Democratic improvements.

But the truth is that it's the Republicans who make more radical proposals. They want to make a break with more than six decades of government policy. During World War...

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