According to today’s Los Angeles Times, American’s don’t like Obamacare … yet. Their headline reads, “Obama healthcare law not yet resonating with public.” Because “key provisions of the law have yet to kick in,” says the paper, “relatively few people have benefited from it thus far, making Democrats’ defense of it a tough sell.”
This is the typical media defense of Obamacare: once Americans get to like the benefits of the law, they will understand the wisdom of the Great One. There are only two problems with that perspective. First, most Americans oppose Obamacare on principle; polls show that 72 percent of Americans think the law is unconstitutional, including 56 percent of Democrats. Second, if a program is only worthwhile once the beneficiaries of a program are counted, but not when those who pay for the program are counted, that’s a betrayal of all basic principles of fairness.
But the media doesn’t care. They continue to call on Americans to give Obamacare time – and pretend that it is only our ignorance of how this glorious new law will work that prevents us from loving it.