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Conn Carroll reports that Rep. Paul Ryan will propose a health care plan as a replacement for Obamacare in a “major address” on Tuesday.
Although no details are forthcoming yet, Carroll flags a line from a recent Budget Committee publication — “And for all Americans, it means making health insurance more portable and more affordable by personalizing the tax credit for health insurance” — that makes it sound as though the reform proposal won’t be too far from the McCain 2008 plan for scrapping the deduction for employer-provided health insurance and replacing it with an individual health care tax credit.
Here are a few predictions: 1. Whatever Ryan proposes will become the GOP’s baseline stance on health care; suggesting repeal of Obamacare without having proposed a replacement will become unconservative. 2. Ryan’ proposed reform will represent a plausible outline for reforming U.S. health care, even if some details are awry. 3. Everyone left of David Brooks will seize on some eminently fixable flaw in Ryan’s plan, and conclude base on that alone that Ryan is a fraud and just wants poor people to suffer.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online