I'm pretty sure that by this time next year, the Republicans will control the House and Senate. That in itself doesn't bother me. What bothers me is my next certainty that the Republicans will then seek to either eliminate the ACA outright or neuter it by not funding it. There will be no further health care options proposed, such as, "It didn't work before, we don't believe it works now, so we'll fix what we have now." Rather, it will be, "Eliminate the new system and go back to the old way." You know, the one that didn't work. Obama will veto this, and the Republicans don't have the numbers to be veto-proof. They won't settle for less than full defunding. Obama will not settle to see the new program die. By this time next year, gridlock and shutdown. I hope I'm wrong.