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Megan McArdle

Hope Is All Obamacare Has Left

Obamacare has gone past the point where failure is an option.

I wrote on Friday that we know things are bad inside the White House because it's stopped bashing health insurers. The administration's favorite campaign punching bag is now its most valuable ally in fixing the disastrous launch of President Barack Obama 's signature policy initiative.

Yesterday brought confirmation from Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein of the Washington Post: The administration badly needs the insurers' help, because there's growing concern that the exchanges simply will not be ready by the Nov. 30 deadline it set.