Dean Baker, one of my faves, writes about the consequences of ObamaCare: As the January 1, 2014 date, when the main body of President Obama's health care plan takes effect, comes closer Republicans are getting ever more frantic. After all, the risk to the country is enormous. The program will extend health care insurance to tens of millions of people and provide real security to tens of millions more (suppose you get sick now and lose the job that provides you insurance). Now that is really scary. People may like the plan and actually look to extend it and improve it in various ways that could mean lower incomes for insurers, doctors, and other providers.
Now I've complained a lot about ObamaCare in this space, and I still think it's a crappy law -- way too complicated and written by health insurers, who are parasites marked for elimination.
But for all that's wrong with it, it will be an improvement over the present system and help some people, and improve some iives. That's what scares the hell out of Republicans.
Imagine! Helping all those people who didn't do a thing to deserve it! It's positively enough to gag a maggot.