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An Obamacare lesson: Don't just point out problems. Offer solutions.

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The Healthcare.gov website is shown Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. 

If the Republicans anxious to rid the nation of Obamacare had a replacement plan they thought would be popular and easy to pass, they would have trotted it out during the 2016 campaign. Or the 2014 campaign. Or the 2012 campaign. Or the 2010 campaign. They did not.

If the Republicans anxious to rid the nation of Obamacare had a replacement plan they thought would be popular and easy to pass, they would have convened congressional hearings on their bill, allowing informed testimony to refine the measure into something even better. They did not.