Ever since Obamacare’s stormy passage in March 2010, Democrats have been waiting anxiously for the program to go into effect, hoping that a dose of reality would calm the partisan battles over the health insurance plan. Once everything was up and running, they hoped, skeptical Americans would see that Obamacare was a good idea all along.
That’s looking unlikely, at least in the short run. Last week’s glitch-filled rollout of the health exchange websites, combined with Republicans’ furious refusal to accept the program as what President Obama calls “settled law,” confirmed something political strategists in both parties had predicted: The war over Obamacare is far from over.
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