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A single-payer scheme could indeed simplify the system, but not without first putting it through tremendous upheaval. Photo: iStock

(Bloomberg View) —  The Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare has created a political opening. The American public, threatened with the withdrawal of health insurance from millions of people, has largely come to embrace the idea of universal coverage. At such a moment, Democrats are right to advance ideas for building on the gains accomplished by the Affordable Care Act.

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