The problem with Obamacare (for itself) is that it's a Ponzi scheme with no way to lure "new payers." It is a Ponzi scheme in the sense that, to make things affordable for the old, expensive people, they rely on young, cheap people to enter the system with a bunch of money. When those young "payers" stop paying into the system, it collapses -- or in this case, it means that rates will skyrocket to unfathomable levels to compensate for the fact that insurance companies can't treat people differently for pre-existing conditions. And there is no economic incentive for young people to sign up to begin with. The fine for not signing up is a small fraction of what the insurance will actually cost, and if a young person comes down with a condition and actually needs insurance, you just buy it as needed after you know about your condition -- you can't be denied. Thus, it is completely inevitable that rates will skyrocket to levels that will drive political action. And at this point, with Obamacare as unpopular as it is, there will be huge resistance to further collectivization. Obamacare, in the fairly near term, is doomed, no matter what. It is guaranteed to collapse.