We went through all this turmoil for that?
It was intended to fail.
The goal is single government payer for healthcare.
I believe the President expected the Supreme Court to take it apart, and dissolve it....making that the number one issue of the 2012 election. It was simple math...he’d use the same topic all over again, and reach the same crowd, and get the votes to win.
I suspect he was greatly shocked when the law was stamped ‘ok’, and proclaimed a tax. He really didn’t expect that, and he’s probably sweating a bit now because it’ll drag on the economy unless he can get Republicans into the Senate to tear it apart (Nov 2014 election).