ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Here speaks a "progressive" with no personal worries about paying for health care
After Max Baucus (D-Wellpoint) shouts "train wreck!" in a crowded hearing room, Kevin Drum calls for calm and hastily dampens expectations:
I don't expect the implementation of Obamacare to go smoothly. It's big, it's complex, it's underfunded [huh?]*, and Republicans desperately want it to fail. This makes problems inevitable. Nevertheless, pouncing on every reported hitch as a harbinger of doom is taking schadenfreude too far. HHS has consistently claimed that they'll be ready to go by October 1. Maybe that's overoptimistic. But although it will probably take several years for Obamacare's uptake rate** to reach its goal***, I'll bet that by this time next year it will be up and running and basically doing its job. It's a little early to be writing its obituary.
I see that socipopathic indifference and lack of empathy knows no party.
It's not ObamaCare's obituary I'm worried about, Kevin.
NOTE * Alert: New alibi sighting!
NOTE ** Of course, single payer doesn't need an "uptake rate." Medicare took one (1) year to implement for all over-65s, back in the day. That's because single payer doesn't suck.
NOTE *** Of leaving 25 or 30 million still without coverage.