How do we fix health care? The conservative policy world has offered a number of ideas, but elected Republicans have failed to coalesce around any particular strategy. J.D. Vance argues that this is because they’re unable to accept that the government must play a role in paying to solve this problem. This is where the Republican Party hits an ideological barrier that it simply must power through before meaningful reform can happen. Yes, solving problems can be expensive, and yes, that money always comes from taxpayers. Devising a vision is impossible when we refuse to accept that the government bears some financial responsibility in solving a problem it helped create.
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