The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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September 9, 2013

Bomb throwing beats compromise in Obamacare debate

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But making any constructive changes is impossible in the current climate, where Republicans are interested only on undoing the whole thing.

“We’d all be better off working together to make it work as well as possible,” Clinton said of health reform, “instead of … replaying the same old battles.”

Of course there are flaws in Obamacare. But it’s foolish to argue that the old system —-which increasingly priced individuals and businesses out of health insurance —- was fine. Reforms were needed, but they should have taken more ideas into account.

Unfortunately, in modern American politics, attacks count for more than accomplishments. And citizens who don’t demand better will pay the ultimate price.

Mitchel Olszak writes for The New Castle, Pa., News.

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