It is interesting that Democrats are now retreating from what they touted as the law that would be one of the best things that happened to the United States. President Obama is now handing out waivers and exemptions, not to mention giving selective reprieves from several key portions of his own law (in violation of Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution I might add.)
Aside from the more comical portions of the law, such as the provision requiring health insurance policies to cover maternity and obstetrical care even for men, there are numerous frightening provisions as well. The law also gives the Secretary of Health and Human services virtually unlimited power to declare what are "essential health benefits." Current Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is notorious for her edict requiring business owners, even men and women of faith, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs in their group health insurance policies.This attack on religious liberty, which the Supreme Court has recently agreed to hear, is one of the main reasons to fight this law.
I believe Democrats are going to retreat from this law over the next year, and it will be interesting to see how unpopular it becomes. President Obama may virtually be the only one left supporting the law by November 2014, and its repeal may become a bipartisan agreement. If that doesn't happen, and Democrats stick with the law, Republicans will keep the House and gain up to thirteen seats in the Senate. A bill that would repeal the law will go to the President's desk in January 2015, and he will veto it. This will cause his popularity to plummet, and give the Republican Party a tsunami of momentum heading into its presidential primaries, which will kick of in 2015.
This is just my prediction, and I believe the only way it would be avoided is if Obamacare becomes more popular with the American people, which at this point is highly unlikely. The grotesquely misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which is virtually all President Obama has to show for his first term in office, may end up be what revives the Republican Party.