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WSJ....What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels
« on: December 26, 2013, 09:46:11 AM »

What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels
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Dec. 25, 2013 3:51 p.m. ET

The unraveling of the Affordable Care Act presents a historic opportunity for change. Its proponents call it "settled law," but as Prohibition taught us, not even a constitutional amendment is settled law—if it is dysfunctional enough, and if Americans can see a clear alternative.

This fall's website fiasco and policy cancellations are only the beginning. Next spring the individual mandate is likely to unravel when we see how sick the people are who signed up on exchanges, and if our government really is going to penalize voters for not buying health insurance. The employer mandate and "accountable care organizations" will take their turns in the news. There will be scandals. There will be fraud. This will go on for years.


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Re: WSJ....What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 09:54:37 AM »
"What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels"

I'm confused...doesn't something have to "ravel" before it can "unravel"?
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Re: WSJ....What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 11:06:05 AM »
That seems a rather rhetorical question:  "what happens when ObamaCare unravels?"  It is ALREADY unraveling and doing it in a hurry.
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Re: WSJ....What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 11:20:02 AM »
It's refreshing to see people starting to shift the conceptual framework from "what to do with Obamacare" to "what to do after the failure of Obamacare is complete."  Forecasts are fraught with peril, but this indicates that those in the power structure are beginning to coalesce around the conclusion that Obamacare is unworkable and cannot be fixed.  That's not to say that it still won't be a long, drawn-out fight against the democrats/liberals, but it's a victory of sorts to see the mindset beginning to change.

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