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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about the economy in July 2013 at the Jacksonville Port Authority in Jacksonville, Fla. A day after he kicked off the tour in Illinois and Missouri, Obama was traveling Thursday to a seaport in Jacksonville, Fla., to yet again deride the wide gulf between his vision for a new American prosperity driven by a burgeoning middle class and the intense gridlock snarling up Congress. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Donald Trump and fellow Republicans pounced when the federal government announced this week that premiums under the Affordable Care Act will increase an average 25 percent next year. The repeal-and-replace crowd returned to center stage, though, again, without a workable alternative. What they get right is that the act requires repairs, something about which Hillary Clinton readily agrees, the Democratic presidential candidate even with ideas about how to do so.