Polls show Americans like most provisions in Obama's health care plan, but as a result of bitter and well-funded attacks by the Right, reject ObamaCare as a concept. But now that the Supreme Court has given the go-ahead for the president's Affordable Care Act, here are two scenarios of what might happen next:
IN A FAIR WORLD (Like We Sorta Used to Have): The mainstream news media will provide even-handed coverage of the health care plan's pros and cons. Based on this objective information, Americans will better understand and appreciate the benefits of the new health care system. ObamaCare will rise in opinion polls and boost the campaigns of President Obama and Democrats running for Congress. In contrast, Republicans, desperately attempting to kill the health care plan, will lose support among independent voters. President Obama will be re-elected, and Democrats will hold a majority in the House and Senate, thus ensuring the continuation and possible expansion of health care opportunities in America.