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Huffington Post: The Republicans’ Big Health Care ‘Idea’ Is Complete Nonsense

If you watched the Republican debate on Thursday, you probably noticed the candidates agreeing that insurance companies should be allowed to sell policies across state lines.

“We have to get rid of the lines around the states,” said Donald Trump, making vigorous circles with his hands for emphasis, “so that there’s serious, serious competition.” It would, he promised, “be a beautiful thing.”

This is often presented as the Republicans’ Big Idea on health care — in fact, as with Trump, it’s often the only idea they can come up with. But it isn’t a serious plan for improving our nation’s health care system. In fact, it’s absolute nonsense.

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