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Healthcare reform: commitment or hubris?
Los Angeles Times - Jon Healey

How should backers of Obamacare proceed, now that Republicans have won a filibuster-sustaining 41st seat in the Senate? Opponents argue that the Massachusetts election reflected public sentiment against the bill; Democrats, they say, should accept the will of the people and move on. But if you don’t buy the (often hyperbolic) criticisms of the bill — that it’s a government takeover, an unconstitutional usurpation of state power, a ruinously expensive new entitlement and an attack on Medicare –why stop trying to fix the healthcare system?