We need incremental health-care reform in a conservative direction

If Republicans are most offended by the way the ACA is paid for, then instead of repealing the whole ACA, they should concentrate their energy on changing its financing.

Two financing measures especially irk Republicans: the tax of 3.8 percent on net investment income and the surtax of 0.9 percent on earned income for individuals who earn more than $200,000. It is above all to end these taxes that Republican anti-ACA energy has been committed for more than seven years.

But those taxes are a bad way to finance health care in themselves!