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Delay and Repeal

Jeffrey Anderson, taking issue with the Wall Street Journal, worries that partial repeal of Obamacare will reduce the political vulnerabilities of the remainder. He doesn’t want Republicans to restore funding for Medicare Advantage, for example. I don’t want them to do that all by itself, either. But how about restoring the funds and making up for the added cost by delaying the start of Obamacare’s subsidies and the implementation of its rules? That’s budget neutral, probably popular, and (if the Democrats are forced to allow it) gives us more time to repeal the law before having to live under it.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.


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