READ: The White House's progress report on Healthcare.gov (they say there is some)
Republicans spent Tuesday highlighting Obamacare’s opening day glitches. Democrats spent Tuesday highlighting Obamacare’s opening day successes.Both spoke the truth. One truth matters more.
For several years now, health care policy reporters have been diligently tracking the challenges that were emerging for the Obama administration as it set about implementing the Affordable Care Act. Chief among these was a simple lack of resources to set up what may be the most ambitious and complex expansion of the safety net in American history. Past implementations of health care legislation on a far more modest scale, such as the universal coverage law in Massachusetts and the Medicare prescription drug benefit, enjoyed bipartisan backing for their successful launch.