Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Writing for Commentary, Peter Wehner argues that a repeal of ObamaCare is a realistic scenario,
quoting extensively from Avik Roy of Forbes, including the following:
... With about ten weeks left in this year's enrollment period, we're looking at a coverage expansion of less than a million.I have noted others making such optimistic forecasts twice here already, but the same caveats apply. Unless the altruistic moral basis of this fiasco is widely examined and found wanting -- and if the GOP simply offers a more "competent" version of the same wrong and inherently broken thing -- we will miss a golden opportunity to start rolling back the entitlement state once and for all.
Remember also that as many as 100 million previously insured Americans will endure higher premiums--and higher taxes--under Obamacare. The political constituency of the newly insured could be dwarfed by the political constituency of those harmed by the law. If that turns out to be the case, President Obama's signature legislation may not be long for this world. [link dropped]