So far, neither side in the never-ending debate over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act appears close to conceding defeat. 

While proponents point to the historic increase in health insurance coverage, detractors highlight the law's bumpy implementation, big premium hikes (in some places) and the recent failure of a number of nonprofit health co-ops created by the law. 

In a Monday column for the conservative Washington Times, however, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, suggested that the landmark health overhaul would soon collapse, leaving nobody to defend President Obama's signature domestic policy. 

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