Sunday, November 17, 2013

Obama care's resilience

The Three Burials of Obamacare - Douthat analyzes the reason that Obamacare is designed in such a complicated way that keeps leading to break downs: the need to appease all the constituencies that the welfare state has created. But the very thing that made it necessary to create such a complicated system may sustain the system despite its defects and setbacks--the constituencies that it creates. That is why conservatives can't just sit back and laugh at the current difficulties the ACA is in. If conservatives don't come up with an alternative that they can sell to public and use to actively replace Obamacare the system will survive in spite of it unpopularity.

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