While Canadians have a right to be smug about their health care system vs. ours - the prediction that Obamacare is dead is very premature. It looks like based on the coverage I've heard and read over the last month that the GOP House Plan managed by Oregon's own Greg Walden (R, Oregon) will likely be DOA when and "if" it gets to the Senate in its present form.
Now that the CBO analysis is done (which House leadership is going ahead without this normal budget analysis) the millions of Americans now carried by the ACA who will lose coverage - 24 million will be very angry. Is this what they are hiding? The normally conservative AMA is opposed to the House bill along with the American Hospital Association, AARP and many other health care groups.
In Walden's own district 30% of his constituents will lose coverage - how's that for taking care of your district Greg? If the GOP plan fails - guess what - Obamacare will still be the law of the land! As Slick Willie said in '98 about welfare reform "don't end but mend it." Too bad he never kept his promise. Cutting drug costs, capping insurance rates by cross-border competition and a public option are all good fixes!
That's health care reform one can believe in...