It is hideous. Bits and pieces have fallen off, more will fall. It lost an elbow with the unexpected medicaid ruling.
Still, it moves. Lurches become steps. Trillions of dollars will build momentum. Plans made are being executed.
There will be ways to incent states to extend medicaid coverage. I am sure of that.
Some predict renewed GOP vigor and an enraged Tea Party.
I don't think so. I think that the American infotainment industry is now going to start talking about what the mandate really means. That mountain will become a molehill.
More importantly, the healthcare industry is going to pivot to making this concrete. Corporations hate uncertainty, and they hate reversing course. Romney will listen to them.
I would not be surprised if the ObamaCare hate dies as quickly as the 'defense of marriage' passion.
The monster is ours. We can rebuild him ...