Obamacare’s having a tough day

It’s only 11:00 AM on Wednesday, but here’s what they’ve already written about Obamacare today:

The Hill | Harkin: Democrats shouldn’t have settled for ObamaCare

He wonders in hindsight whether the law was made overly complicated to satisfy the political concerns of a few Democratic centrists who have since left Congress.

“We had the power to do it in a way that would have simplified healthcare, made it more efficient and made it less costly and we didn’t do it,” Harkin told The Hill. “So I look back and say we should have either done it the correct way or not done anything at all.

Washington Post | Kathleen Sebelius: Healthcare.gov was ‘like buying an airline ticket using your fax machine’

On whether she felt like a scapegoat for the failures of Healthcare.gov:

Kathleen Sebelius: No. I think that I was the CEO of a big company with an important rollout and health care.gov was something that had been promised to work smoothly, to work like you were buying an airline ticket using your app on your computer. Instead it worked like buying an airline ticket using your fax machine.

New York Times | Is Obamacare Destroying the Democratic Party?

Charles Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, has forced a debate over fundamental party priorities out into the open. Should Democrats focus primarily on the problems of the poor or should they first address the economic struggles of the working and middle classes?

It’s not often that a politician provokes conflict within the ranks of his party’s core supporters. Schumer did just that in a National Press Club speech on Nov. 25, three weeks after devastating Democratic losses in Senate, House, gubernatorial and state legislative elections.

Don’t worry, Obamacare. Only two-and-a-half days until the weekend.