Reihan wants Republicans to join the healthcare debate:

A significant majority of Americans63 percent according to a new CNN pollare comfortable with a bigger federal role in health care designed to increase coverage. Yet only 47 percent are willing to pay higher taxes to that end. Republican stinginessrelative stinginess, as all the proposals will cost massive amountscould yield political dividends. No Republican plan will pass, of course. But offering a smart, sane, cheap alternative will help restore Republican credibility on the biggest domestic issue facing the country. And for now, that is good enough.

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