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Republicans Have Already Lost the Health-Care Debate

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Speaker Paul Ryan prepare to face reporters at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill.  I f we had to reduce the philosophical debate over health care to a single question, it would be this: Is health care a right or a privilege? As Donald Trump and congressional Republicans attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and make profound changes to the entire American health-care system, the deep resistance they're encountering has its roots in the fact that they've lost that debate.
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