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August 1, 2013

Are Republicans fooling themselves about Obamacare?

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Obamacare could face even bigger problems. The most serious is the so-called “death spiral,” which could occur if too few young, healthy people sign up for coverage, dramatically raising the cost of covering everyone else.

But collapse of its own weight? The administration’s insurance against that is the billions of dollars that will start flowing out of Washington Jan. 1. Once that happens, Republicans will likely stop talking about Obamacare’s collapse and will instead start searching for ways to limit the harm done to millions of Americans.

(Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.)

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