Regardless of how those teases at the Supreme Court finally rule, if anyone doubts the Left has won at least a partial victory in taking over health care, listen to what Republicans are saying about Obamacare: Let’s keep the “good” parts.
And so we are treated to the latest lesson in how Democrats use incrementalism to push their cause. As usual, Republicans do not understand what has happened.
The Left has been trying to repeal individual health care freedom for a century. Statists are patient. They saw the rejection of Hilliarycare in 1993 not as a defeat but as a learning experience. Like Freddie Kruger, they just keep coming back and causing mayhem even when you think the movie has ended.
A CBS News/New York Times poll shows 85% approval of coverage of pre-existing conditions, 77% approval of reducing the Medicare prescription “doughnut hole” and 68% approval of treating children like children until they are 26.
If the Supreme Court partially or fully overturns Obamacare, writes Politico.com, “they’ll draw up bills to keep the popular, consumer-friendly portions in place — like allowing adult children to remain on parents’ health care plans until age 26, and forcing insurance companies to provide coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Ripping these provisions from law is too politically risky, Republicans say.”
Free stuff is hard to take back once it’s given. Republicans have neither the stomach for a fight nor an understanding of the issue.