Probably not. Here’s why: virtually every conservative health policy analyst advising Republican candidates and Republican office holders believes in the same model Barack Obama believes in.

President Obama was fond of saying that the idea behind Obamacare came from a conservative think tank. A lot of people assumed he was just making a rhetorical point. Others assumed he was pointing to a fact of historical interest only. People also assumed that since Democrats passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote, the whole idea behind Obamacare must be left-of-center. And since every conservative publication worth a salt has condemned Obamacare, it’s common to assume that there is a right-of-center reform that conservatives prefer.

All these assumptions are wrong.