NASA famously (thanks Alan Shepherd) started out with everything built by the lowest bidder. Thanks to Republicans, Medicare drugs are purchased from the HIGHEST bidder, able to charge whatever they want! “Obamacare” didn’t include the wisdom of “single payer”, but instead, to please the “right” forced folks to buy from private insurance companies. Limits on those ripoff artists led to a FEW comparative policies being cancelled, and SHIFTED to NEW policies.
The Bill DOES require some fixes, the signup “glitch” isn’t even comparable to a Fourth of July bottle rocket “failure”, let alone a Vanguard or a Saturn Five.
Something else from the ’60’s is far more relevant to the right-wing opposition to everything Obama has tried to achieve, the Civil Rights Act, and shift of “southern Democrats” to the Republican Party, and the whole “birther” argument PROVES that indeed, a large segment of our national mentality has NOT yet accepted the purpose of the Civil Rights Act. (You can also find some like comparisons with regard to immigration reform!)
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler