Ponnuru & Levin in WSJ

Ramesh Ponnuru and Yuval Levin plead with elected Republicans to adopt a health reform reform strategy and to press the case given the problems in the ACA rollout. As I recently wrote, liberals should hope they succeed in getting elected Republicans to commit to some details because of old problems (uneven Medicaid expansion) and new ones (healthcare.gov):

I think that all of these intellectuals realize that the Republican party is the only way for their ideas to reach legislative fruition, and they know that eventually the Party will have to be for something in health reform. And I believe they are quietly working towards making this case within the Republican Party. The entire country, but especially Liberals/Progressives who know that more must be done on health reform, should be rooting for them to succeed.

Best thing and worst thing about what Ramesh and Yuval propose.

I wrote in December of 2010 that both sides needed a health reform deal. It is all the more true today. The missing piece to a possible deal are the details of a Republican alternative. I hope elected Republicans listen to Ramesh and Yuval and get down to the hard work of telling the country what they are for.

About Don Taylor
Professor of Public Policy at Duke University (with appointments in Business, Nursing, Community and Family Medicine, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute). I am one of the founding faculty of the Margolis Center for Health Policy, and currently serve as Chair of Duke's University Priorities Committee (UPC). My research focuses on improving care for persons who are dying, and I am co-PI of a CMMI award in Community Based Palliative Care. I teach both undergrads and grad students at Duke. On twitter @donaldhtaylorjr

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