On Health Care, Left and Right Want the Same Thing
In response to conservatives searching for an alternative to Obamacare, Paul Krugman writes:
Obamacare IS the conservative alternative, and not just because it was originally devised at the Heritage Foundation. It’s what a health-care system that does what even conservatives say they want, like making sure that people with preexisting conditions can get coverage, has to look like if it isn’t single-payer.
Krugman goes on to explain how Obamacare accomplishes the goal that both liberals and conservatives share for health care reform: the creation of a health care system in which people are entitled to medical services paid for by others.
If Republicans want to successfully overturn Obamacare, they must be willing to challenge and ultimately reject the goal driving its proponents.