There are two conflicting views of how the PPACA wil play out. One of the views, which you will hear from the White House, from the New York Times and most other major media outlets, and from, probably, most Democrats is that it will all work out. The problems with the portal, Healthcare.gov, will be worked out. The missteps will be corrected and become fewer and fewer over time. The PPACA will prove to be an enormous improvement over the healthcare insurance situation that prevailed before it, Americans will be very happy with it, and it will become an indispensable part of the political and social fabric. Criticism is just crazy talk.
Today I stumbled across what I think is a very succinct expression of the opposite view at a blog called “And Still I Persist…”. Here’s the meat of it:
I believe that over the next several weeks, the ‘cold equations’ of Obamacare as it actually exists and is currently implemented – as opposed to the magic thinking version on the Left — are going to lead to more and more unavoidable disasters — train wrecks, in the metaphor that Jim Geraghty has been using since before Healthcare.gov went live. Vastly more Americans will have both their bank accounts and their personal health damaged than those that will benefit under Obamacare.
This did not need to happen. There have been multiple points all the way back to 2009 when a different course could have been pursued, one founded in reality-based reasoning about math, software, and social change. Instead, we are witnessing the mother of all train wrecks.
but I recommend you read the whole thing.
I don’t honestly know which of those views (or something in between) will actually happen. As I’ve been saying for some time we’ll know in due course.