Day before yesterday I had this thought:
What if Obama never intended Obamacare to actually happen?
Or maybe, didn't care?
He had something else in mind...
Then came the 4th of July, and came across a few bits of Alternate History.
First I read Paul Pirie's "The American Revolution was a flop" in the Washington Post, where the author ("former historian" and "freelance writer" living in Ontario, Canada—natch) doesn't think American culture is the better for having won the war.
Then the great historian, Bette Midler, added her two bits, specifically mentioning healthcare—and by implication, single payerhealthcare:
Happy Independence Day! Just think, if we hadn’t won that war, today wouldn’t be a holiday AND we’d have health care.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 4, 2013
What if this was the plan all along. Just skip past Obamacare and get right to single payer?
Cross-posted to Thinking Out Loud.