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July 26, 2013

Conservatives think the GOP should offer an Obamacare alternative, too

Ramesh Ponnuru, conservative columnist for the National Review and other publications, says Republicans need an alternative before defunding or repealing the ACA.

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Ramesh Ponnuru began his writing career in Kansas City, as a columnist for the late Rich Nadler’s magazine K.C. Jones


Today he writes for several publications, including the

National Review and Bloomberg.

He, like Rich, is a true conservative.

In a column Friday Ponnuru echoes what several other writers — Barb Shelly here

, for example — have said for several days: the GOP should propose a concrete alternative to Obamacare, or live with it.

“Republicans are right that Obamacare is a very bad law,” he writes. “They urgently need a strategy for scrapping it — and any workable strategy has to include a conservative alternative, something few Republicans have shown much interest in proposing.”


what I wrote Tuesday.

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