Healthcare Reform, Republicans and the 2012 Elections

David Nather argues that healthcare reform would be rolled back if Obama and the Democrats lose big in 2012:

That’s because, if they win the White House and such a large margin in the Senate, they’ll argue to the remaining Democrats that the election was a mandate to change course — and scrap the health care law. In reality, the public is closely divided over the law, and some polls find a minority favor outright repeal, as opposed to making changes in it. But repeal is a Republican priority, so expect them to push it with all the momentum they can muster. All of the Republican presidential candidates have committed to signing repeal into law.

I hope this doesn’t play out.