Clearly, the cost of the program is a huge obstacle for O-Care. It was poorly thought out and the Dems used Jedi mind-tricks to get the accounting to say what they wanted.
However, what I think will be even more of an issue is how this law will affect the medical profession. Specifically, now that the SCOTUS has confirmed that it is a RIGHT for every American to have government-mandated healthcare, every doctor and nurse in the country have effectively become captured laborers (or put another way - slaves) by virtue of their profession.
Functionally, by confirming O-Care as a 'right', the SCOTUS has created the concept that one man has the 'right' of another person's labor. In a very real way the supplier of the labor has become sub-servant to the consumer.
There is no difference whether the collectivist is demanding his "right" to health care, a job, a house, or high speed internet–all of these are "rights," according to today's Left. Moreover, in order for the government to supply all of these 'rights' they will have to infringe on the rights of others and force them to provide these services to the rest of the country.
This is what scares me even more than the untenable cost of this program. Once the government can take away someone's rights to their own labor we have become little more than the Soviet Union light.
This ruling has now put 30 million more people in the market (increasing demand) without a corresponding increase in either price or supply. The point here is that by artificially gaming the market, the government has put the medical industry in a position where demand will go through the roof. In an efficient market price would have to go up and the market would find equilibrium again. But in this case, the government has artificially capped price, forcing the profession to take on greater demand without compensation.
It is this market inefficiency that will ultimately kill Obamacare from the inside out. Why? Well who will want to become doctors in the future? Or as in the UK, will we have to import our medical professionals from India? the Middle East? Africa? Further, since it is now a 'right' can the government force qualified physicians to practice medicine? Scary indeed.
My hope is that the medical profession and like minded candidates will effectively message this to the electorate before November. We are still a right-center country and most Americans would find this way of doing business appalling.
Exit question: Where is that John Galt fellow?