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Published: Friday, Dec. 20 2013 4:00 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Did barack not understand Obamacare at all?

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

Hey, no problem. If it is messed up, the President will just skip this, add that, delete something else, and do whatever he wants. All without authority to do so, without consultation with Congress, let alone actual changes to the precise dictates contained in the law.

Repeal it. Every word.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

A law passed by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court is a law, unless Mr. Obama says it's not.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Barack Obama - worst president in US history? I think 2013 pretty much settled that question.

Arizona1
Tucson, AZ

It's a good thing this law was passed so we could see what is in it.

Mainly Me
Werribee, 00

The only type of goobermint that allows the "leader" of the country to pick and choose which laws he will obey or enforce is a dictatorship. Now, for the progressives of the world, this is a rhetorical question.

"What type of leader do we have?"

timpClimber
Provo, UT

Has anyone noticed that all the fixes to the ACA (what a misnomer) are for one year? This is a prime example of short sighted "kick-the-can-down the road" politics based on the belief that voters have only short term memories. We need real well thought out and tested legislation not the pass it to find out what's in it, then band aide it kind. We need to keep a fire under our legislators until they get serious about solving the problems.

David
Centerville, UT

OK, it is now time for liberals to finally come around and admit this whole fiasco should be repealed. A new attempt should be made, but this time I would recommend that Republicans also be included in the process.

Obama has secured his place in history as a very weak, ineffective, short-sighted president.

Anti Bush-Obama
Chihuahua, 00

Delaying it until after the 2014 elections. They have no confidence in their plans. How many delays do we have to have? Just enact it or repeal it. Congress should vote to ban them from delaying it any longer. Implement it now.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Obamacare chaos? That pretty much sums up Obamas Presidency. Chaos!

DavidNL
Holladay, UT

I find the mind of a conservative fascinating--line up at the trough of big business, including accepting its numerous failures all in the name of risk taking--the engine of capitalism. But when an unpopular -- but potentially beneficial -- piece of legislation gets an ugly start, there's a call for dismantlement and a complete redo.

How about fix what's in place--just like big business does--refining and refurbishing what exists? That's always the best use of capital, so why not in a federal program?

And, beyond a simplistic "BYU vs Utah" mentality, why would a Republican-crafted healthcare law would be any better. I say keep what's there and let both sides slug it out over the next couple of congresses -- then, in a decade, we'll be there. And, we'll be glad.

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Obamacare: immoral, and therefore repugnant to anyone who actually does love the Constitution and the freedom it was supposed to ensure.

And, no, I don't care 2 cents that the Supreme Court mistakenly said it is 'Constitutional'.

"Wheyn tyranny becomes law, resistance become duty."

Tom in MS
Madison, MS

Everyone is missing the point - the only two things decided by the SCOTUS was that the individual mandate was constitutional, and that the penalty was a tax. They did NOT decide anything else. Don't blame all of the unlawful changes to the law by the Executive branch on the SCOTUS decision.

FT
salt lake city, UT

BO continues to be reselient in the face of adversity. If Massachuetts is any indication the law and it's benefits will become more popular over time. One wonders if it will even be an issue in 2014 or 2016. Certainly at the present time BO is about as popular as Bush or Romney were when they left office. If things don't work out with the ACA, history may be as unkind to him as they were to the two, aforementioned Republicans.

deseret pete
robertson, Wy

The definition of a Fanatic is one who has lost track of the Objective and then re-doubles their effort.Obama and the rest of the democrats who supported this law has forgotten that the objective was to insure more people with better care for less money.It now appears that non of these objectives will be met under the current law. However they are re-doubleing their efforts to to make it appear that it is working fine and delaying the worst parts until after the 2014 elections.If it isn't an issue in the 2014 election FT it will be because Obama has delayed the worst parts until after the election.

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