Yes, Obama Got the Most He Could Possibly Have Gotten as Far as Health Care Reform Is Concerned with ObamaCare. Why Do You Ask?
Richard Mayhew reminds us of a very important piece of reality. ObamaCare may not work--or may not work well--but it was the very best he could do if he was going to do anything at all:
The key thing to remember is 217-60-1-5 in the universe as it is was in 2009-2010. (would be 218 but there were vacancies in the House) Those are the numbers of the minimal viable coalition. PPACA passed at 219-60-1-5.