Obamacare Works Where It’s Been Implemented
Posted at 12:45 p.m. on Oct. 24
E.J. Dionne explains that “in states that have followed the essential design of the Affordable Care Act, particularly in Kentucky, Connecticut, Washington and California,” the law is actually working.
“The law was written with states’ rights and state responsibilities in mind. States that created their own health-care exchanges — and especially those that did this while also expanding Medicaid coverage — are providing insurance to tens of thousands of happy customers, in many cases for the first time.”
“The federal government was not supposed to be running this many insurance exchanges… Needless to say, the federal government wasn’t ready for this staggeringly complex task.”