Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

RIP, Obamacare?

"Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution".
-Russian proverb.

Mark my words,
this is the beginning of the end for Obamacare. Regardless of how you feel about Obamacare or its ideological intentions, I can tell you as a professional with many years in health management experience that its implementation and enforcement provisions are completely detached from reality. As their effective dates approach, more and more once-supporters will complain (quite legitimately) that they will make things worse for the most vulnerable Americans - and the incompetent bureaucracies charged with implementation just demonstrated how they will address said concerns. They will delay implementation and hold out hope that the next election will bring a Congress that can fix the issues - except that's not happening as it barely squeezed through in a Democratic triumvirate in 2010, and this will destroy its popularity even further.

RIP, Obamacare. I told everyone this wasn't going to work.


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