Blurring the Lines

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Ezra Klein has a cogent point about health policy overlap between the two parties in today’s Wonkbook. I imagine that ground level voters are largely ignorant of these similarities, being more tuned to the traditional political messaging.

“That’s always been the great secret of the Ryan plan. In proposing that we could dramatically cut costs simply by forcing seniors to choose private options on competitive exchanges, it affirmed one of the ACA’s central efforts at cost containment. Bowing to the unpopularity of that plan, Romney has now backed up to proposing we could dramatically cut costs by forcing seniors to choose between public and private insurance options on competitive exchanges — an even more liberal approach to cost containment. This ideological overlap has always been tense for both sides.”