Only in America does “health” “care” “reform” begin with the hiring of 16,500 new IRS agents tasked with determining whether your insurance policy merits a fine. It is the perverse genius of Obamacare that it will kill off what’s left of a truly private health sector without leading to a truly universal system. However, it will be catastrophically unaffordable, hideously bureaucratic, and ever more coercive. So what’s not to like?
Policy-wise, this was always the problem. It was always intended to destroy the private market. The idea is that voters will hate the corporatist Obamacare system so much that we'll beg for government single payer.