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View Diary: Thank you Max Baucus & Liz Fowler for turning the A.H.A. into a Rube Goldberg Machine (49 comments)

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  •  It's a matter that deserves a lot more discussion. (0+ / 0-)

    The President's obsession with Congressional bargaining may very well kill the ACA. If he'd been willing to straightforwardly call the Mandate a tax penalty (horrors!) there wouldn't be much to argue about. If he'd been willing to stick with the P.O. as a necessary component of the system, it could very easily have been structured (rhetorically and bureaucratically) to win SCOTUS' approval.

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