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Replace ObamaCare, Don’t Rename It

Trying to cure all the program’s ills will only make them worse—and the GOP will get the blame. By PHIL GRAMM Updated Feb. 2, 2017  So powerful is the political appeal of entitlement programs that modern democracies routinely choose bankruptcy over curtailing them. That’s even true of ObamaCare. Despite surging...
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Where Clinton Will Take ObamaCare

As with HillaryCare, a single payer, national health-care system has always been the goal. By PHIL GRAMM Oct. 17, 2016 In claiming earlier this year that the current U.S. health-care system “was HillaryCare before it was called ObamaCare,” Hillary Clinton was telling the truth—but not the whole truth. In 1993,...
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The Subprime Superhighway

The U.S. and Europe are lowering capital standards for ‘investments’ in public infrastructure—ignoring the lessons from 2007-08. By PHIL GRAMM Oct. 2, 2016 5:56 p.m. ET More government spending, particularly for infrastructure projects, is the mantra in Washington and other capitals. But two factors stand in the way. First, the...
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The Great Recession Blame Game

Banks took the heat, but it was Washington that propped up subprime debt and then stymied recovery. By Phil Gramm and Michael Solon April 15, 2016 When the subprime crisis broke in the 2008 presidential election year, there was little chance for a serious discussion of its root causes. Candidate Barack...
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A Simple Cure for ObamaCare: Freedom

The GOP needs a politically defensible alternative if the Supreme Court overturns federal-exchange subsidies. By PHIL GRAMM Feb. 23, 2015 6:26 p.m. ET On March 4 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, with a decision expected in late June. If the court strikes down the...
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