Let's assume the Act is as terrible as the GOP suggests. That it will fail miserably.
So? Give the Democrats the rope to hang themselves with. No one can say the Republicans wear any part of the legislation.
Ah, but maybe the GOP is concerned the legislation might work ,,,
The Affordable Care Act aims to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government. All laudable goals.
It provides a number of mechanisms—including mandates, subsidies, and insurance exchanges—to increase coverage and affordability. The law also requires insurance companies to cover all applicants within new minimum standards and offer the same rates regardless of pre-existing conditions or sex. Additional reforms aim to reduce costs and improve healthcare outcomes by shifting the system towards quality over quantity through increased competition, regulation, and incentives to streamline the delivery of healthcare.
Maybe it will fail. But it's a law that's passed and is worth trying.
And it's worth noted the Congressional Budget Office projected that the Affordable Care Act will lower both future deficits and Medicare spending.