Unleashing a health care disaster

You know that feeling you get from witnessing something so shocking that it makes you feel the world has gone mad, even as you simultaneously feel incapable of greeting it with the appropriate outrage because you’ve suffered through so many equally outrageous things recently?

Perhaps there’s a long word in German for this. Whatever that word might be, it’s what anyone following the Republican lawsuit seeking to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act is now feeling.

That suit is a kind of legal version of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential candidacy: Everyone realizes it’s both ludicrous and terrifying, but somehow it keeps chugging toward a catastrophic victory.

 

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