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The Affordable Care Act has stirred partisan emotions from the start. But more than seven years later, it works. It works for Democrats, Republicans, Independents and any American needing health care. Being sick isn't partisan. But sadly, Washington is.
When Donald Trump won the presidency, I was under no illusion that he would be a champion of the environment. After all, during the campaign, Trump called global warming a “hoax.” And just this week, the president-elect said that “nobody really knows” if climate change is real.
Congressional Republicans have recently taken a new hostage in their never-ending stream of threats to shut down the government. This time, their target is the transfer of control of usually unseen clerical functions that keep the internet working. Somehow this arcane transition has become one of the major hurdles to funding the government. So how did we get here?
WASHINGTON — By the standards of the modern Congress, Representatives Fred Upton, Republican of Michigan, and Diana DeGette, Democrat of Colorado, have no business writing health care legislation together.