Here’s a fairly spectacular comic explaining what Obamacare is, why it’s that way, what it isn’t, and what it might lead to.
I don’t have a lot to add because he’s done a bang-up job of it. All I’ll say is that I stand by my earlier remark on the subject: I hope that Obamacare is the “don’t ask/don’t tell” of health care. A timid, necessary step in the right direction that will look horribly ill-considered and awkward when we finally get to a single-payer system.
I’m not thrilled by the first 7 years of Obama, but we’re in a measurably better place with respect to health care than we were 7 years ago. I’ll give him that much.