Saturday, October 12, 2013

Not so sweet

Jonah Goldberg wonders if Obamacare will be a sweet entitlement lots of people will love - or just a few fervent supporters will keep the majority paying more for their benefit.
The White House hopes that Obamacare will create a coalition of interests — including such diverse groups as people with preexisting conditions and hospital conglomerates — that will defend the law, regardless of the social costs.
No one knows if that strategy will work. Obamacare is different than the typical program that concentrates benefits while diffusing burdens. It creates new constituencies eager to protect the law, but it also creates huge constituencies eager to get rid of it (at least for them).

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