As of yesterday, the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) was passed into law eight years and one month ago. The Democrats celebrated, saying that ACA would broaden coverage and bring down prices. The Republicans railed, saying that ACA would never fulfill its promises and was unconstitutional, to boot! Since then, the GOP gotten a lot of political mileage out of opposing Obamacare, vowing for its total repeal once they were in charge. Well, the GOP has controlled the Congress since 2015 and the White House since 2017, and Obamacare is still with us, showing no sign that it will ever leave completely.
However, now that we’ve had time to see what the overall effect of ACA has been, the data suggest the stated aim of the law, what Democrats used to sell their plan to us, was never going to happen. In fact, the Affordable Care Act probably should have been named Sustaining Increasing Care Costs, or SICC.
It turns out that across the board, for all ages
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