Obamacare Battle Centers on Fear That It Will Take Hold and Grow
Posted at 7:04 a.m. on Nov. 13, 2013
The New York Times explains the reason for the intense political battle over the Affordable Care Act: “it is a simple historical reality: Once major entitlement programs get underway, they quickly become embedded in American life. And then they grow.”
The ability of a successful entitlement program centers on its “durability and expansion” resulting in – according to opponents – “metastasizing costs”.
Former CBO head Robert D. Reischauer agrees: “If it’s in place for six months, it will be impossible to repeal it or change it in ways that significantly reduce the benefits,”