Shikha Dalmia on Why ObamaCare Is So Unpopular


With the three-day ObamaCare circus at the Supreme Court behind us, let's fast-forward to June. Suppose that five justices find their constitutional bearings and do what a majority of Americans want them to do: Scrap the individual mandate, the key provision without which the law will collapse. What then? As Shikha Dalmia observes, the Obama administration completely misread the public mood when it based its decision to craft a 2,700-page, Rube Goldberg-style makeover of literally one-sixth of our economy on polls suggesting that Americans would be willing to pay higher taxes for universal coverage. Americans may want equity and coverage for all, but they want control, choice, and quality for themselves even more.