It could hardly have been more remarkable if the senior senator from New York had arrived wearing sackcloth and ashes. Charles Schumer, ardent promoter and defender of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, told a gathering at the National Press Club in Washington Tuesday that he now believes Democrats took a wrong turn in passing the ObamaCare law in 2010.

Profiting handsomely from the Affordable Care Act, big insurance companies have become some of the Obama administration's most valuable allies in promoting and defending the law.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan — potential Republican presidential contenders for 2016 — have teamed up to create a Republican alternative to ObamaCare. They are hoping to have their plan completed for a vote by next year.

The second year of ObamaCare exchange coverage brings higher insurance premiums and a major increase in the penalty for not having coverage.

When it was discovered that Jonathan Gruber, a key ObamaCare architect, had revealed that the president's healthcare law was intentionally vague in order to mislead the “stupid” American people, President Obama immediately attempted to distance himself from the man. However, evidence continues to indicate that Obama nor only borrowed a number of ideas from Gruber, but that it was Gruber who convinced the president to adopt the individual mandate.

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