The Politico, spewing what is currently the conventional wisdom:
The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able to sign up for next week is a long way from the health plan President Barack Obama first pitched to the nation.
Millions of low-income Americans won’t receive coverage. Many workers at small businesses won’t get a choice of insurance plans right away. Large employers won’t need to provide insurance for another year. Far more states than expected won’t run their own insurance marketplaces. And a growing number of workers won’t get to keep their employer-provided coverage.
Every branch of the federal government played a role in weakening the law over the past three years, the casualty of a divisive legislative fight, a surprise Supreme Court ruling, a complex implementation and an unrelenting political opposition. The result has been a stark gap between the promise of Obamacare and the reality — one that has fueled a deep vein of skepticism about the law as it enters its most critical phase.
Of course there are going to be hiccups. This was a massive piece of legislation. The problem isn’t, though, that the initial legislation had flaws. Every single major piece of legislation has had flaws and unexpected problems. The difference between all those laws and the ACA aka “OBAMACARE” is that we had functional congresses in the past who would work to fix problems. But that can’t happen now, because one branch of our government is completely and irredeemably insane, and want the bill to fail. Problems are a plus to them.
That’s the god damned story. Not that there are some problems in a major piece of legislation that need to be addressed. The story is that the Republicans hate Obama and America so much that they will refuse to work to fix those problems.