‘Obamacare has fallen apart without Republicans’ dismantling it’
November 4, 2015
NRO’s Kevin Williamson has a good short review of the history of Obamacare to date: “Obamacare Is Dead”.
This was entirely predictable; in fact, it was predicted . . . .
Obamacare’s partisans were confronted with the economic facts long before the law was even passed, and their answer was: “Never mind the economics, we’re the good guys, and you want poor people to die.” . . . This is a habitual mode of discourse among progressives . . . .
Of course markets work for most people, and of course there are exceptions to that. For 93 percent of the population, the solution to health-care reform is: Let markets do their thing. The only real argument is how big a check to write to those looking after the other 7 percent, and how to structure the payments. That’s a real fight, too, but it isn’t the one we’re having. Right now, the Republicans and the Democrats are two political coroners arguing over what time and cause of death to put on the paperwork; rigor mortis set in long ago.