But it’s far from clear that this is true. The law is unpopular, not only with voters, but also apparently with the consumers who are supposed to buy insurance. The political forces that were supposed to guarantee its survival look weaker by the day. The Barack Obama administration is in emergency mode, pasting over political problems with administrative fixes of dubious legality, just to ensure the law’s bare survival — which is now their incredibly low bar for “success.”
Although the fixes may solve the short-term political problems, however, they destabilize the markets, which also need to work to ensure the law’s survival. The president is destroying his own law in order to save it.
What those who make this argument miss is one crucial fact: The Obama/Democrat goal is not necessarily to “save” Obamacare, but to use it to destroy the American health care system that preceded it.
If Obamacare is repealed, but then replaced with single payer because it turned the previous health care system into rubble, the Democrats will regard is as being the most successful ploy in the history of their party.