In this post, Matt Yglesias gets at what’s so wrong about pulling the plug now on reform and why a lot of people on the Hill aren’t able to quite see this. Needing to make that complicated machine work people up there think about all the different bills, different iterations of bills, how there was never one “Obamacare”, all the back and forth between House and Senate. But it’s hard when you’re living in that world to fully grasp that hardly anyone outside of DC has any idea what you’re even talking about when you get into all that stuff. Or cares. It’s just there was Obamacare. They worked on it all year. It got really messy. It was basically done. And then they just stopped. Read Matt’s piece.
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