The Afford­able Care Act (ACA) is either the most sig­nif­i­cant accom­plish­ment or the most dis­as­trous mis­take in U.S. domestic policy over the past four years. Pres­i­dent Barack Obama has embraced the (orig­i­nally deri­sive) nick­name “Oba­macare” to describe the law, saying he now “kind of likes it.” Gov. Mitt Romney has promised to “repeal and replace” the law on his first day in office.

Michael Dukakis and Wendy Parmet offer their thoughts on how the next pres­i­dent — and Con­gress, and the Supreme Court — should deal with Oba­macare, and how those deci­sions could affect the way “We the People” under­stand our rela­tion­ship with the fed­eral government.

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