As far as I can tell, no amount of the unfolding and massive disaster that is POR-care makes any difference whatsoever to its supporters. Results are quite simply irrelevant.
Some things are more interesting than others in this regard. My current favorite is the rumour that Congressmen and Congressional staff are considering fleeing public service because the costs of POR-care would be too much due to Congress (for once) being subjected to its own legislation. What we see is not that our nomenklatura is surprised by the abject failure of their own efforts, but that they will get caught in the disaster they made for others. This bit is exquisite in demonstrating both this and the TwoAmericas view of our nation —
Rep. John Larson, a Connecticut Democrat in leadership when the law passed, said he thinks the problem will be resolved.
“If not, I think we should begin an immediate amicus brief to say, ‘Listen this is simply not fair to these employees,’” Larson told POLITICO. “They are federal employees.”
Yes, indeed, no government created disaster should inconvience our ruling class. I have yet to have a regulator explain why I should respect and appreciate regulations when they do not. Let them demonstrate the cure on themselves first.
As an example of how the regulatory mind does not deal well with objective reality, we have the failure of POR-care exchanges to attract actual insurers despite already delaying the rollout due to, frankly, having had no idea how complex this actually was.
But, if you’ve got a problem, the regulators have a solution that makes the regulators better off. Who can object to that?