Imagine that you are president. Your party has passed a major overhaul of health care. However, on the eve of midterm elections you learn that about a million people, many (perhaps most) of whom normally support your party, will lose their health care coverage as a direct result of provisions of that law. Do you:
1) Admit that the law, which few if any legislators read beforehand, was a mistake, and work to repeal it.
2) Offer exemptions to the law to the companies that employ these people, effectively putting the problem off until after Election Day.
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