The biggest myth of the Obamacare debate goes like this: The failures of Obamacare prove that the government can’t be trusted to run our health care system.
So, yes, you can keep your old plan. Unless the insurance company changes it. In which case it isn’t your old plan anymore.
Since the government started collecting economic data around World War II, we have accumulated plenty of evidence to measure each party’s success at “dealing with the economy” — and none of it makes Republicans look good.
Today’s debate may be polarized, but no one seriously expects half the nation to secede because of it. And yet, in the early days of the American experiment, that’s how controversial the national debt was.
The individual mandate was a Republican invention from a time when it was not yet heresy for a Republican politician to advocate providing affordable health insurance to every American without a government takeover of the industry.