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An architect making a blueprint If, back in 2009, Barrack Obama had proposed a big expansion of the Health Center program with the goal of giving people a “government option” that worked, we would be better off right now. (Photo: suphakit73/iStock)

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and its activation in 2014, there has been a huge amount of debate about what form our health protection system should take. (I am deliberately avoiding the word health insurance.)

For many, the answer has been very plain and simple: Do away with insurance companies’ involvement in providing protection for people’s health care needs, and have the “government” take over all responsibility for coverage. That’s the Medicare for All group.

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