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Philip Klein: GOP needs to seize the moment on health care April 5, 2012

If the health care law is struck down, Republicans and conservative activists cannot simply declare “game over” on health care. Liberals will never stop their push toward their eventual goal of creating a Canadian-style single-payer system in which government is the sole purchaser of health care and bureaucrats impose cost controls.

Just as they tried again 15 years after the failure of HillaryCare, Democrats will eventually find themselves in the position to advance their health care agenda even if Obama’s health care law goes down at the Supreme Court and he loses in November.

The only way for conservatives to prevent this outcome is to put more pressure on Republicans to go beyond merely opposing Obamacare by advancing free-market alternatives.

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