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Avoiding Obamacare trap
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2014 will be the year Republicans are forced to deal with the Obamacare trap, helpfully set for them by the Democratic authors of the Affordable Care Act.In 2009 and 2010, President Obama and his party took a health care system in which 85 percent had insurance coverage, and blew it up. Now, with Obamacare causing misery right and left, those same Democrats are screaming, "You can't go back!"The national health care scheme they designed is so complex and has already embedded itself so deeply in the health care system, they argue, it can never be repealed. The only course now is for lawmakers of both parties to "fix" Obamacare's problems.The argument will be heard more and more as the burdens imposed by Obamacare -- canceled policies, higher premiums, higher deductibles, narrower doctor networks, restricted choices of prescription drugs and more -- become a reality for millions of Americans.