The Brittle ObamaCare is Showing its Cracks

From Robert Costa, in the Corner:

“All of the king’s horses and all of the king’s men may not be able to put 60 together again,” says Alexander, in reference to the (barely) 60 votes Reid got last month to bring his bill to the floor. “With two weeks until Christmas, Democrats find themselves in the awkward position of trying to pass a 2,000-page bill — a bill which most of them admit they don’t know much about.”

“Alexander cites the new report from the chief actuary for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a potential death blow to Reid’s cause. The CMS, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, says that if Reid’s bill became law, America would spend $234 billion more on health care over the next decade.

“Add the CMS report to the Mayo Clinic’s devastating letter against the expansion of Medicare, as well as the opposition of the American Medical Association and hospitals to Reid’s Medicare idea, and it’s clear that the more people find out about this, the less they like it,” says Alexander. “I’m not ready to make a prediction (on whether it will fail), but things aren’t looking good for the majority leader.”

Given Senator Bill Nelson’s (D-Fla) statement on FOX News that the Reid Vapor Deal is a “non-starter,” and the fact that Senator Snowe has said she does not support it, and Senator Lieberman never has supported it, and the only public statements he has made have been to cast doubt about the idea’s viability; and that Senator Nelson has now publicly stated that he cannot vote to end the filibuster if the abortion restrictions he supports are not in the bill — well it appears that implosion is imminent.

ObamaCare is a political failure.  Its political failure will lead to its legislative failure.  It is just a matter of when.

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