Obama will call trillion dollar ObamaCare (ACA) a success; GOP will call it a failure
Obama will call whatever happens to his multi TRILLION dollar wealth transfer program that is known as ACA or "ObamaCare" a "success".
Republicans will call it a failure.
Consumers will vote with their dollars and their votes in future elections. Congressmen who are overwhelmed with constituent calls complaining about ObamaCare will have their opinions.
As one who was writing editorials and columns advocating competition in health care markets in the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, the exchanges look ok until you realize that local markets are now monopolized by a few providers and insurers who have no reason to get into price wars.
As a believer in high deductibles for those who can afford them, I worry about the high deductibles for the subsidized poor enrollees in ObamaCare. I'm thinking we may see a new surge of medical bankruptcies as the subprime enrollees decide that they don't need to pay their deductibles just as they have used bankruptcy courts to get out of paying their medical bills.
Finally, the exchanges are untested and won't be secure, accurate and workable for months, if not years. How may people will have to be screwed and frustrated by the exchanges to get them fixed?
Who will fix them?
The government that still has millions of workers using 10-year-old PCs?