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GOP’s Oddest Obamacare Rejection: “Patient-Centered Healthcare”
The Health Care Blog

The reason that Republicans shut down the federal government, it turns out, was to “restore patient-centered healthcare in America.” Huh?

As the lead author of a policy paper entitled, “Will the Affordable Care Act Move Patient-Centeredness to Center Stage?” I admit to a certain guilty thrill when I read this precise demand coming as the climax of a letter sent by 80 hard-right representatives to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).You don’t get much more “center stage” than shutting off the federal money spigot, which is what the letter – discussed in a recent article in The New Yorker – threatened unless the ACA was defunded.

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