Shikha Dalmia on the Looming Obamacare War


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Everyone is watching the Supreme Court to see whether it will accept the petition challenging the federal subsidies in the 36 states that refused to set up an exchange, forcing Uncle Sam to do so. But, notes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia, regardless of whether this petition wins or loses, a postponed tsunami of discontent awaits ObamaCare, just around the time the president exits office.

That's because the administration postponed implementation of the more painful aspects of the program till after the president is safely out of office—partly through the original law and partly by altering the law through executive fiat.

So the Obamacare wars are going to continue for a while, throwing into doubt the future of President Obama's signature initiative. This is the inevitable result of passing the law with zero Republican support.