@Eryx….why do you assume that I have never read anything written by Ornstein? I read even “liberal” writings, sometimes.I never ever thought of Ornstein as David described…“a conservative writer”! So Ornstein and Thomas Mann have written much about the failure of modern government, and put the blame on the GOP. As a pre-Reagan conservative, an admirer of Wm. F. Buckley, I realize the GOP is flawed, but I also realize that the Democratic Party is far, far worse and has followed FDR’s derailment into socialistic mob-rule.-Not only have the Unions tried to escape Obamacare, also trying to escape are the IRS employees who have the responsibility of enforcing OCare on the rest of America that has no escape.-The “old system” let me decide on my Dr. and my insurance and my treatment and medicine. Now the IRS will know every intimate detail of my healthcare and make all the decisions for me and for my Dr. if he stays in practice. Many Doctors are changing from private to group practice or retiring early, and I know one doctor who advised his children against medical private practice as the goal of their education.Government-run Medical Care will be Big Brother One-Size-Fits-All standardized at Lowest Price Limited and Low Quality federal rules and there will be what Sarah Palin early-on spotted as Death Panels….too old? No treatment for many conditions…as Prez Obama said on TV….some should go home and take aspirins and die.