To my understanding it was that various states could not get an exchange up. However, my sentiment was the federal clean-up of a problem THEY created would facilitate in the ultimate liberal wet dream. My general interest was on how the insurance industry would navigate this new icy water. He seemed fairly calm the large corps would merge fine w any regs.
The thing is that Obamacare already took over health care.
But unlike single payer letting the private insurance companies manage the claims and the states create their own exchanges was intended to spread the blame around when rough waters hits.
On a related note on Kelly file she reported that a number of MSNBC hosts met at WH with Obama and plotted a counterattack strategy to blame MSM, insurance companies and GOP for Obamacare problems, and this is intended to rally libs (progressives) behind Obama again. (recall 2006 and freepers complaining 'Why doesnt Bush fight back?'. libs want Obama to fight back and not admit anything is wrong. )
And today's Senate rules change was related. Not only did it distract from Obamacare but it was a gift to Democrat progressives to rally them behind Obama again for the Obamacare fight, when many were upset his administration screwed up the rollout. It let Dems change subject from Obamacare to GOP 'obstruction'.
Obama’s recent LOW ratings will make this interesting.
Very different than January fight,