In fact, it looks to me right now as if the Obamacare law can be used as a "prescription to treat America's ailments" in general if progressives lead the way by saying, "If it's still broken, don't throw it away, fix it!"
After a health care reform bill (of sorts) finally got passed into law after a year of totally non-constructive right-wing opposition, the Republican Elephant has now started trumpeting "Repeal! Repeal!" IMO, it would be a good idea to keep on turning that "just say no" strategy back on them by proposing further progressive reforms every time they claim some particular part of the present Obamacare Law isn't working.
I liked the list of simple ways to point out good things about the Obamacare Law that Rob Kall recently published, but he admitted right in the same article that most of them are compromises that probably won't work as well as the more progressive reforms that left-wing Democrats suggested originally. So instead of just holding our ground and passively defending Obamacare as it stands, it seems wiser to apply the principle of "the best defense is a good offense."
Similar active, constructive defenses can probably be devised against most direct attacks on Obamacare, and the most important thing is that this whole strategy uses the Republicans' own strength against them. The more successful they are at obstructionism at this point, the more negative and vindictive they are going to look going into the 2010 election campaigns. And if the Democrats pursue this strategy, they can not only capitalize on the reforms that are already working, but also on trying to fix other problems and being prevented from doing so.
Better yet, this same strategy can be applied to reforms in general, as long the proposed legislation is very concrete and specific, such as measures that will provide funding for small businesses to increase the production of tangible goods and services, which will in turn create real jobs in local communities.