For John, BLUF: Trying to make ObamaCare perfect the Congressional Staffers (and software writers) made a hash of it. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Writing for Bloomberg, Commentator Megan McArdle♠ says that the "Obamacare Fiasco Isn't a Single-Payer Conspiracy". That is good to know. The fact is that those who don't trust Senator Harry Reid and Representative Nancy Pelosi to tell them if it is raining outside have become suspicious of the whole health care imbroglio.
Ms McArdle's analysis makes since, both of the likelihood of fixing the software problems by 15 December and the likelihood failure or success will lead to the dreaded "Single Payer" health care system.♥
So, we need to consider Hanlon's Razor♦:
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.Republicans and others of that ilk should stop thinking that ObamaCare is an evil plot and rather look at it as a fine example of why Government should not try massive unitary solutions to serious and complicated problems.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Ms McArdle is what we might term a "classic liberal". She once worked for a Ralph Nader non-profit. Check out her photo at Wikipedia. She looks a little like a local media personality.
♥ Incidentally, the elephant in the room is that we didn't have enough physicians before "ObamaCare" and we certainly won't after 15 December. Using the old concept of economics and supply and demand, that means that even with price controls there won't be enough to go around and some segment of society will be hurt a lot or all of society will be hurt enough to feel it. Then we might get change, but it will be like painting a moving train.
♦ Or, in the words of Sir Bernard Ingham, "cock-up before conspiracy".