I did this tongue-in-cheek. It made for a convenient metaphor that encapsulated the unintended consequences of Obamacare into one lump.
The metaphor had a serious side too – for Obamacare means different things to different people at different times - like an Octoput moving in eight different directions.
The book says humans could learn a lot from the octopus as an adaptable organism in a decentralized environments, that recognizes the threat of explosive devices in Iraq, develops faster ways to detect epidemic outbreaks, and responds quickly ane efficiently to environmental and security challenges.
Beyond these problems, Obamacare opponents will require a comprehensive counter strategy that shows they have commonsensical solutions to the myriad problems of our health system.