March 8, 2016

WE'LL REFORM IT, NOT REPEAL IT:

As the Number of Uninsured Falls, Potential Fallout to Repealing the ACA Grows (DAVID BLUMENTHAL, Mar 8, 2016, WSJ)

The initial National Health Interview Survey results published last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm what many private surveys have shown: that the proportion of Americans under 65 who lack health insurance has plummeted to record lows since the Affordable Care Act became law. Twenty million fewer Americans were uninsured in the first nine months of 2015 than in 2010. [...]

Whether or not you like Obamacare, a few things are clear: Repeal of the health-care law would be complicated and politically fraught. Taking health insurance away from 20 million newly covered people-equivalent to the populations of Tennessee, Indiana, and Missouri combined-would adversely affect some voters in virtually every congressional district of the country. That would not go unnoticed.

Posted by at March 8, 2016 7:41 PM

  

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