San Francisco Chronicle: The good, the bad and the ugly of Obamacare

I walked precincts for Barack Obama in 2008 and rejoiced in his victory, but I wasn’t happy when, instead of taking advantage of a Democratic Party majority in Congress to pass climate-change legislation, he proposed the Affordable Care Act, colloquially referred to as “Obamacare.” There are meaningful benefits to Obamacare but other programs are getting crowded out, political insiders are getting unjustly enriched, and health care still needs reform.