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Obamacare: Republican rage runs into a dead end

They'll never lay this demon to rest

By Jared Bernstein   May 2017

US President Donald Trump with Secretary of Health and Human Resources Tom Price (left) and Vice President Mike Pence (right) Olivier Douliery/DPA/PA Images

Last November, progressives around the world collectively gasped when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. In Alexandria, Virginia, right outside Washington, my wife and I glared at the election returns, as if somehow our negative energy could flip the numbers. As she began to sob, my first thought was: “There goes Obamacare.”

But, at least so far, I was wrong. Team Trump has been unable to do…

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