I was wrong.
Then I decided, OK, we have this mess, but it will never make it.
Almost 7 years of this mess and now I feel almost certain Obamacare will be repealed and replaced. It has to happen no matter who moves into the public housing unit on Pennsylvania Ave next year. Obamacare is collapsing under its' own weight (which I also predicted).
So what will replace it?
Here's what they haven't been saying so loudly: They're making scads of money from Obamacare — so much that almost universally, they're expanding their participation.
What's the catch? The big profits have come not from the insurance exchanges, but via the ACA's Medicaid expansion, in which the largest insurers have been playing a major role. The same insurance executives who go out of their way to badmouth the ACA's individual exchange plans talk as though they can't get enough of the Medicaid business, especially its managed care component. - LA TimesObamacare will be replaced by Medicaid for all.
You heard it here first.