Nope. They (along with every other Republican who had previously advocated a health care system which looked a lot like PPACA) decided to put raw partisanship ahead of their country, and did an about-face.Orrin Hatch and Chuck Grassley would have voted for Obamacare.
Agreed.You know there are going to be glitches and problems in the administration of Obamacare over the next decade. That's in the nature of all major legislation. Some of those problems will require legislative resolution.
A few possibilities:How will the Democrats be able to fix those problems unless they control the Senate with sixty votes, the House of Representatives and the Presidency?
1. Perhaps another election will drive out all of the crazies who have taken over the GOP in the last three years, and the party will go back to the sane (if inadequate) health care positions they held in the late 2000s. And therefore compromise will be possible.
2. Perhaps some of those problems will be fixable in exactly the way Republicans want to fix them anyway, and so they'll eagerly vote to fix them.
3. Perhaps the Democrats will indeed get a commanding majority in the Senate, the House, and the White House.
4. Perhaps the filibuster will be eliminated and they'll only need 50 votes in the Senate.
5. Perhaps the ACA will become more politically popular, and the Republicans shrieking for repeal will simply slink away and stop making so much noise about it, allowing for more compromise among the adults.