If things had gone as planned for leaders of the Republican Party, health care would be playing a major role in the 2016 presidential election.

At this time during a typical election year, a conventional candidate such as Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio would have been making the case against the Affordable Care Act based on the major premium hikes anticipated for many ACA plans.

As Republicans convene in Cleveland this week to nominate Donald Trump for president, however, it is clear that if their candidate does triumph over Hillary Clinton, it won't be because of health care.

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