When it comes to healthcare, President-elect Donald Trump has made it clear that he’s all in favor of dessert but doesn’t want any Brussels sprouts.
He was asked during a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night about health insurers not being allowed to deny coverage to people with preexisting medical conditions — by far the most popular aspect of Obamacare.
Would Trump maintain such a measure in whatever he and congressional Republicans come up with as part of their plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act?
“Yes,” he answered. “Because it happens to be one of the strongest assets.”
True. And polls consistently show that everybody likes this part of the healthcare reform law.
Here’s the thing, though: In the real world, you don’t get dessert unless...