Right now, in bars, churches, union halls, and by the water-coolers at work, they're all getting their "told-you-so's" from tea partiers. People are experiencing just the opposite of what they were promised. There's an embarrassment factor here, and it's important.
Imagine if you're a Democrat Senator up for reelection in 2014. Do you really want to to go to a town hall and defend this boondoggle?
Time for Republicans to put up the alternative plan-it will be listened to now.
Good article. Thanks for posting!
In the end, it will not work because it cannot work. The laws of economics, namely supply and demand, profligate spending and pernicious debt will destroy 0-care.
However the question remains as to whether 0-care will fall before or after the entire society collapses.
We need to be ready with free market corrections to the errors of healthcare. Remember that Obamacare is just the continuation of a long line of government intervention in the health care market that started at the turn of last century.
Three easy and clear solutions are:
1. Portability - simply extend the same tax breaks to individuals that corporations have as regards health insurane.
2. Transparency - All medical billing with actual best prices must be given up front before service. (even splitting savings with patients would save billions a month in health care costs)
3. Competition - utilize the Commerce Clause and allow interstate competition in healthcare - licensing & insurance policies should be able to cross state lines.