"1. The Affordable Care Act is law, it is upheld by the Constitution as ruled by the Supreme Court and it is funded outside of the continuing resolution funding bill and the debt limit debate."

That Fareed guy on CNN was making this point in his usual eloquence. He first made many examples of the laws and spirit of democracy being respected in many instances in the US and elsewhere - and then made his point with the Affordable Care Act.
We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle