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Chris Matthews suspects that Obama may be "Loser of the Year":
Charles Krauthammer hits the nail on the head (if you’ll pardon the pun) in this context by naming the collapse of the “if you like your plan you can keep your plan” lie the Story of the Year:That was a fraud from the very beginning. The law was designed to throw people off their private plans and into government-run exchanges where they would be made to overpay — forced to purchase government-mandated services they don’t need — as a way to subsidize others. (That’s how you get to the ostensible free lunch.)It wasn’t until the first cancellation notices went out in late 2013 that the deception began to be understood. And felt. Six million Americans with private insurance have just lost it. And that’s just the beginning. By the Department of Health and Human Services’ own estimates, about 75 million Americans would have plans that their employers would have the right to cancel. And millions of middle-class workers who will migrate to the exchanges and don’t qualify for government subsidies will see their premiums, deductibles and co-pays go up.It gets worse. The dislocation extends to losing one’s doctor and drug coverage, as insurance companies narrow availability to compensate for the huge costs imposed on them by the extended coverage and “free” services the new law mandates.It’s the exposure of that fraud, not the rollout or even ObamaCare by itself, that makes Obama the loser of the year. It’s why no one’s looking forward to three more years of dealing with an administration whose officials lie to Congress and to Americans and suffer no consequences for those lies.