Shikha Dalmia on Obamacare's Internal Contradictions


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Liberals have been touting the tremendous success of the law ever since healthcare.gov stopped crashing anytime four people logged on simultaneously. Their new tactic is to take the direst predictions of the law's critics, show how those didn't come true, and, voila, declare that everything is just peachy. President Obama even went so far as to say this week that Obamacare was now so enmeshed in the fabric of American life that it would be an act of judicial chutzpah for the Supreme Court to try and unravel it.

But on the real world test of what the law is actually doing to the wallets of exchange customers, notes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia, this sounds more like a fabric-ation.