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But they couldn't get that last vote, because the reconciliation process doesn't let them come up with an alternative that can be remotely acceptable to the American people.

Albaby,
it's not the reconciliation process that prevents the GOP from coming up with an acceptable alternative.

I think the problem with the GOP attempts at healthcare reform can be summed up in one sentence:

There is no healthcare system to the right of Obamacare that would be acceptable to the American people.

In terms of its basic concept, Obamacare is as right-wing and as market-oriented as you can get while making reasonably affordable insurance coverage available to close to everyone.


https://boards.fool.com/the-problem-with-gop-healthcare-refo...

NOTHING the GOP can come up with would be able to offer affordable coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. That's ultimately what killed the ACHA, and it has nothing to do with the filibuster.
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