Last night, ♡bamaCare!!! was the dog that didn’t bark:
“More of our people are insured than ever before,” Mr. Obama told Congress in the opening lines of his State of the Union address.
Mr. Obama alluded to his signature health law of 2010 — a landmark overhaul that’s resulted in years of political friction and three high-profile cases before the Supreme Court — in quick snippets Tuesday night, packaging it as one bullet point in a broader agenda for the middle class.
If Congress tries to touch the Affordable Care Act or other achievements, he said, it will earn his veto.
“In the past year alone, about 10 million uninsured Americans finally gained the security of health coverage,” he said early on, garnering applause from half of the chamber.
And that’s all he had to say about that. No promises to fix his broken promises about keeping your plan or your doctor. No talk about fixing the ruinous medical device tax. Just a boast that wildly expanding Medicaid, and mandating & subsidizing coverage, still only covered 1 in 5 or so of the previously uninsured — with crappy, narrow-network, high-deductible plans.
Come to think of it, I wouldn’t have bragged much, either.