In the Daily Caller today, I have an op-ed remembering the brief life of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988. It was passed with far more bipartisan support than the health care bill that just became law; it was signed by a Republican president (Ronald Reagan — even Homer nods). In a year and a half, the legislation was repealed.
I’m under no illusions that repealing Obamacare will be easy or that it is analogous to the ill-fated Medicare expansion in every way. But when the focus is on angry voters paying costs rather than constituents collecting benefits, entitlements can be repealed. It has happened before.