Obamacare’s first week has been a disaster: The rollout of the insurance exchanges has been a fiasco; its first enrollee turned out to be a hoax; Jon Stewart accused Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of lying on air; and then he and Wolf Blitzer demanded a delay in the individual mandate.
Yet there were folks like liberal columnist Eugene Robinson who declare: “Obamacare is here, get used to it.”
But Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia notes in the Washington Examiner that the next few months will make or break the program:
It is never a good idea for a president to drag a country into war without broad-based support. That’s because he needs political cover to stick it through when things inevitably go wrong.
What’s true of war is even truer of a radical overhaul of one-sixth of the domestic economy.
Obama ignored that and pushed Obamacare without doing the hard work of putting together something that the other party could support.
Obamacare's problems ultimately are not technical but political — and they might be just beginning.
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