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September 20, 2013


Obama's Legacy is Health Care

Ron Brownstein: "Nothing will shape Obama's legacy more than whether he can successfully implement, and politically entrench, his massive health reform plan. Obama has three years to fortify the law with enough support to make repeal difficult, even if Republicans win unified control of Washington in 2016." He adds, "No other federal entitlement has faced such ferocious opposition after passage. Although many conservatives initially raged against Medicare, that fire extinguished quickly when benefits started flowing in 1966."

"Without drawing moral equivalence, it's fair to say the health care law is facing more widespread defiance than any federal initiative since the Supreme Court ordered public schools to desegregate in its 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision."

Wonk Wire: Health exchanges face continued glitches.














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