Preventing the next war over health care

Republican leaders in the next Congress are already moving swiftly on plans to repeal and replace Obamacare in stages. After a huge debate, many of these proposals are likely to pass, and the new legislation will probably be called Trumpcare by some of its critics. …

It is important to recognize that for more than 30 years Americans have expressed dissatisfaction with the nation’s health care system. And yet at no time during that period have they ended up supporting a major health care reform bill once it was actually presented. Americans may be unified in their dissatisfaction, but their differing political values and preferences lead them to oppose specific remedies to the problems they cite. CONT.

Robert J. Blendon (Harvard Opinion Research Program), USA Today