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by F.H. Buckley

With the collapse of RyanCare, the Trump administration is looking for a new plan. We’re going to need one, since health-care reform isn’t going away. At best, we just kicked the can down the road. We’re still living with the night of the living dead that is ObamaCare.

It’s slowly dying because too few people have signed up for coverage. For younger, healthier people, it’s cheaper to pay the penalty than to sign up. That’s why Aetna has announced it will drastically reduce participation in public exchanges, as did UnitedHealthcare and Humana. The collapse will accelerate with Trump’s executive order to waive enforcement of the penalty.

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