Donald Trump will repeal Obamacare and replace it with the classiest, most terrific health insurance plan ever

Donald “Can’t Rape Your Spouse” Trump has built an entire campaign on taking core planks on the Republican platform and making them classier. And by classier, of course, I mean more explicit, more ironic and with the bigotry more clearly articulated.

Mass deportation of undocumented immigrants? Sure, but let’s not forget that Mexicans are, in general, rapists. And murderers.

Traditional one man/one woman marriage? Sure, but let’s not forget that I’ve been married three times and see nothing ironic about this, at all.

President Obama isn’t doing enough to fight the Islamic State? Sure, and let’s not forget that I have a secret plan to fight them. It’s massive. It’s brilliant. And I won’t tell you what it is until after I’m elected.

So it should have come as no surprise that Donald Trump’s health care agenda is pretty much the same as the rest of the Republican field’s, but with a little more flair:

Something terrific. Great. How had no one thought of that before?

Of course, where Trump may break with his Republican opponents is that, for him, “something terrific” may actually be more progressive than the health insurance law he says he wants to repeal and replace. As PolitiFact pointed out last week:

The billionaire’s 2000 book The America We Deserve makes a strong pitch for universal health care.

“I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on this one,” Trump wrote. “We should not hear so many stories of families ruined by health care expenses. We must not allow citizens with medical problems to go untreated because of financial problems or red tape.”

When he turned to how the country might achieve universal coverage, Trump focused like a laser beam on a Canadian-style, single-payer plan. He said it would eliminate many billions of dollars of overhead.

“The Canadian plan also helps Canadians live longer and healthier than America,” he wrote. “We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing.”

It remains to be seen if the rest of the Republican candidates are able to break through the ahistorical bubble Trump has created and call him out for the Marxist, Stalinist, fascist that they’re supposed to think he is now. But I rather doubt it.

Jon Green graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Political Science and high honors in Political Cognition. He worked as a field organizer for Congressman Tom Perriello in 2010 and a Regional Field Director for President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012. Jon writes on a number of topics, but pays especially close attention to elections, religion and political cognition. Follow him on Twitter at @_Jon_Green, and on Google+. .

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