The President has signed the healthcare reform bill. It is now the law.
How do you think this will shake out? Some conservatives feel glee, thinking they will now trounce the Democrats for pushing through this unpopular proposal. Democrats, though, are going on the offensive, launching a big PR campaign to win over the public.
Another view I’ve heard is that the public will actually like the provisions that go into effect early (see below). The big taxes and expense, the surge in insurance premiums, and the possible disruptions in health care won’t kick in until 2014 and so won’t trouble the current administration all that much. And once the system gets going, so the theory goes, Americans will become as dependent on it as they are Social Security and no one will dare tamper with it.
What do you think will happen?