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April 24, 2014

Obamacare’s One Big Success

While President Obama has faced sustained criticism for the rollout of the health insurance exchanges, Ezra Klein notes one part of the law that is “going very, very right.”

“The background here is that before the rollout of the Affordable Care Act there were a lot of people  eligible for Medicaid who simply didn’t know it… The publicity around the new health-care law has led a lot of those people to inquire about whether they’re eligible for health insurance — and they’re finding out that they are.”

“The result is that while the expansion of health-care coverage still isn’t working nearly as well as it needs to be, it’s actually making preexisting coverage expansions work better than they ever have.”

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