The problem with Obama and his adoring followers is that he would do little different even if he were somehow convinced of the wisdom in this article. Statists venerate top-down, central control. Like control- and power freaks everywhere, they find that letting those lower in the hierarchy, like the states, run the show is anathema. The lower echelons just never seem to "do it right," meaning, do it the way the statist elite think it should be done.
Obama's vaunted transformation can only happen if Obama is in charge of it. Ceding power to states and local government, much less to individual citizens, just gets in the way.