Was Obama care designed to fail from the beginning?Submitted by truxtonc on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:18
I can't help but get that conclusion from the failed release of the sign up website and the lefts long term goal of single payer health care. During Obamas first term the opportunity presented itself for a national health insurance bill with democratic control of the house and senate. There is no way a single payer plan would have had majority democratic support to pass, even though many on the left have pushed for one for years. I believe this was designed as a two step process. They passed what they could, misrepresented it to get support from insurance companies, the AMA, the unions, big pharma, and many people who thought it would help the uninsured. Patterned after Romney care that was first introduced by the Heritage foundation, maybe it did not seem that bad to many.
I have a very difficult time believing that a country who invented the integrated circuit, landed a man on the moon, is driving a rover on mars could screw up this badly without the intent to do so. Harry Browne would say, the government creates a problem and presents a big government solution, well the solution for ACA will be a single payer national healthcare system.