Hopes and dreams come in fits and starts. That will be part of the Obama legacy story.
Desperate times take desperate measures. Bailing out the American economy was a bold move. What was Obama thinking?
He had to do something to counteract these things (See the annotated list):
- Aggressive American foreign policy that the nation could not afford.
- Being the global police driven
- Capitalist greed and stinginess that the nation could not afford.
- Economic calamities created by corporations and wealthy persons that the nation could not afford.
- Environmental abuse that the nation and world could not afford.
- Social injustice and inequality that the nation could not afford.
Trivial is news that Obamacare enrollments are 3 million short of the defined goal at this point. Given that the Republicans did everything that they could to undermine Obamacare, and combine that with incompetent system design and development, and who would believe that it would be this close to working.
Obamacare is a working system, even without mandates. Given the mandates, it would likely be even better in terms of signups. Both carrot and stick are needed to balance the consequences.
Obamacare is an experiment to readdress how we fund healthcare in America. Citizens had better hope that it works, because if it doesn’t the GOP has no better solution.
“Pressure rises as ObamaCare nears enrollment deadline
By Elise Viebeck
The administration hoped to enroll 7 million people in private plans during the reform's first year, but that became all but impossible after the botched launch of HealthCare.gov.
Now, with 4 million people signed up as of this week, officials are counting on a final pre-deadline rush to bolster the exchanges and raise morale among vulnerable Democrats already exhausted by ObamaCare attacks.
It's a heavy lift between clamoring Republicans and a public that's in the dark.
Under normal circumstances, the administration could expect most uninsured patients to register for health plans right before the deadline on March 31.”