Obamacare is now being compared to the 1988 law that added a catastrophic coverage benefit to Medicare. See, that was a benefit that in a certain way was similar to Obamacare in that your friendly federal government was giving the people something the federal government thought was good for them except THE PEOPLE DIDN’T WANT IT.
Oh boy. The scheisse really hit the fan that time.
Seniors found out they had to pay a hefty premium for the coverage. Many already had such coverage, and didn’t want to pay for those who didn’t.
Some of you may remember this gratifying moment, when Dan Rostenkowski, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, was given his comeuppance by an angry group of seniors who were not to be messed with.