"Enough with the fumbles. Time to get it right and score a touchdown."
"It will survive for one simple reason: There is the need."
"I would say a combination of one and two. That is what the world is like for all projects."
"It will be amended, not ended."
"It is time to get off the idea that it can't be touched. It won't be repealed, and it should be fixed."
"Revised this year, revised next year, revised the year after that — if this was easy, it would have been done a long time ago."
"President Obama has turned Obamacare into ObamaDoesn'tCare. Some legacy."
"It's the same as Medicare Part D. Eventually, the GOP will love it."
"Dems are in a panic. Calling Dan Rostenkowski?"
What do you think is the likeliest fate of the Affordable Care Act in the long term?
REPUBLICANS (97 VOTES)
Recovers intact from its rocky rollout: 3%
Rejiggered to deal with ongoing problems: 46%
Collapses from a lack of public support: 51%
"It will be an albatross around the necks of Democrats in 2014, but will remain intact long term."
"It will recover to barely usable, then morph inevitably into a single-payer system."
"If the GOP takes over the Senate, the president will try to save anything he can."
"If they can just ignore the law, why bother to repeal it? The mendacity of this administration is breathtaking."
"It already 'works' for Democrats as a political tool: 'Vote for me, and I will keep trying to fix it. That other guy wants you to go back before Obamacare, when people were routinely tortured by the health care system — especially women.' "
"Rejiggered may be too polite a description. Major changes ahead."
"It's a dead law walking."
"Nobody wants this version, including the Left, who want a single-payer system to rise from the ashes."
"The mob will mobilize, the politicians will scatter; it will be repealed sometime after 2016."
"Most Democrats who voted for it have no idea what's in it. There is a lot more bad news to come."
"Drip becomes a deluge."
"The best way to defeat Obamacare is to experience Obamacare."
"No fed program ever goes away; it will be amended to the point it is unrecognizable in its current form."
"The insidious employer mandate is still to come."
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