Those who oppose Obamacare talk about delaying, altering or repealing the law. Yet, without the power that only an election can mandate, these are mere disorganized mumblings. At some point in the future that mandate could materialize. But until that day arrives, what opponents of the law really need is to be able to offer a “pathway out” of Obamacare.
Predicting that Obamacare will be “a train wreck” has short term political value. There is a possibility that the law will derail itself. However, relying on that possibility alone could prove insufficient. Even if Obamacare were to crash and burn, its opponents are at risk of ultimately failing unless they are prepared to deal with its residue and remnants.