Published on November 19th, 20133
A Conservative Cure for Obamacare
Conservatives who take satisfaction in that should be careful not to get ahead of themselves. The rollout problems — however serious and continuing — shouldn’t be confused with the law’s outright collapse. Even the administration’s recent capitulation (however humiliating) allowing plans to be “uncanceled” is a setback, not a surrender.
The reality is that large constituencies are in place to work to preserve Obamacare. States that have embraced the law’s Medicaid expansion — about half — will fight tooth and nail to keep huge new federal subsidies in place. And the conservatives who are lambasting the disastrous rollout should realize that the electorate that is uninsured, getting large subsidies and generally older will also fight to keep their newly minted policies.
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