Obamacare Exposed

by Ramesh Ponnuru

My latest Bloomberg View column discusses six truths about Obamacare revealed by last week’s delay of the employer mandate.

Fifth, the law’s problems aren’t simply the result of Republican sabotage, as many of its supporters say. It is an odd defense of a law — especially one that most people oppose — to say that it would work well if only the country were uniformly behind it. And last week’s delay undermines this defense. The administration simply flinched from the economic consequences of the law; Republicans had nothing to do with it.

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