Obamacare mess is legacy of Dems’ moment of power

Byron York and The Washington Examiner hand the Democrats their rumps in an article about Obamacare.   Juicy part:

As Republicans prepare to take power in the House and play a more influential role in the Senate, it’s good to think back a year. At the end of 2009, it was not at all clear that big Republican victories were on the way — only that the GOP was at its lowest point in a long, long time.Roundly defeated in 2008, House Republicans were powerless to stop a huge Democratic majority from passing the national health care bill in November 2009. Then, in late December, Senate Republicans were just as powerless to stop a filibuster-proof majority of 60 Democrats from pushing that far-reaching and deeply unpopular piece of legislation through the Senate.

With the passage of Obamacare, GOP lawmakers learned what defeat really meant.

The country is still learning the full extent of the damage. A new analysis by the Washington Post shows that a provision of Obamacare dealing with high-risk patients is attracting far fewer participants than expected but still costs vastly more than projected — a bad omen for the law’s other programs. And that is on top of earlier reports showing that Obamacare will actually bend the cost curve upward, not downward; that many companies are curtailing or planning to curtail coverage offered to employees and retirees; and that its core provision, the individual mandate, might well be unconstitutional.

Memo to Democrat liberal elitists:  The laws of economics apply to even you.  I’m sorry to be the one to inform you that your elitism doesn’t insulate you from the realities of life.   Expect more ugly realities to knock on your ivory tower door.  Soon.

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