The private option

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December 21, 2010
The American Prospect
by Paul Waldman  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"When Congress was debating health care reform in 1993, conservative strategist Bill Kristol wrote a now-famous memo counseling Republicans that they must prevent the passage of reform, lest it 'relegitimize middle-class dependence for 'security' on government' …. The problem Kristol foresaw -- and today's Republicans saw with Barack Obama's health care reform -- was not merely that Americans would reward Democrats for the passage of a beneficial program, but that health care reform would bind them to government for all their lives, undermining the ideological case Republicans make." (12/21/10)  


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