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A Brief History of the ObamaCare Disaster

- Abstract

Between October 1 and December 1, the nation witnessed the most remarkable reversal of political fortune in recent memory and what may prove to have been the collapse of the greatest achievement of progressive liberalism in our time. What happened during the first 61 days of the active life of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—popularly known as ObamaCare—will be the focus of historical and political scrutiny for decades. Even at this close remove, though, it is worthwhile to recount the story of ObamaCare’s disastrous debut and the efforts to excuse the disaster before the scope and extent of the problems became impossible to dismiss.

About the Author

Noah C. Rothman is a columnist for the website Mediaite. His article “The Media’s Zimmermania” appeared in our September 2013 issue.