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Jim thank you -- him some thoughts now on the health care situation from senior political analyst Bruce you know being Brett welcome back pregnancy.
The usual pattern with the new government benefit program is -- once people by the millions begin to use it.
It is set in political concrete far harder to undo that it was to pass.
But Obama -- may be different instead of coming together the program seems to be coming apart.
Not only is it plagued by the delays and difficulties mentioned by Jim Angle.
The administration is also forced to grant more than 12100 waivers from its requirements before -- administration stop publishing account of those more than a year ago.
Administration obviously not that many Americans could see their health insurance premiums go up next year -- a result of Obama care.
Which was supposed to make health care cheaper.
About half the states -- -- -- to set up the exchanges through which insurance is to be sold under the new law which means Washington want to do that job though it's nowhere near ready.
The -- the program remains at least his unpopular with the public -- it was a -- it was passed.
That however was not the case with social security and Medicare which both pass the bipartisan majorities and we're favored by the public from the start.
Democrats continue to hope that we'll all work out in the end and obamacare will become as popular nearly untouchable as those other two.
But that is not the direction things are headed now -- -- with the treatment lives most of the media of the Obama administration it was thought that.
Perhaps -- Obama would be immune from second term syndrome that doesn't seem to be the case.
-- another thread ready and there was a sense after the election that he was sort of politically bulletproof and that the Republicans were in disarray and scattered.
And that he could have his way.
It's not turning out that way you look at this issue which is continues to cause -- troubles obamacare look at gun control in particular which he made a very high priority.
And now it looks is this it's possible nothing will -- or almost nothing will pay -- certainly nothing.
On the scale he seem to be talking about the beginning immigration reform is one where it's something may come -- in the end.
But that looks like an issue where that he's -- have been invited to kind of stay out of it and let congress work its will so.
And of course there's the other factor in the second term which is a win the world intrude says the world will and has for so many presidents North Korea being the most single example so.
It appears that the laws of political gravity a -- of -- After all you -- second terms a lot of people often say how big is the window -- this second term president to get something done.
It seems to be shrinking well.
It does for him at the moment I suppose that he hopes -- you know he can make you.
Against the grain against all history showing.
With his party in the Tony for fourteen mid terms.
And then rally after that was -- with a stronger.
Numbers in congress.
But I think that's a slender reed to hang your hopes on because.
And that hasn't.
Really often happened in the past and and seems unlikely to -- so I think he's got work to do -- -- thank you.
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