See through the smoke, and you'll see Obamacare is working

July 21, 2014 2:17 PM

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See through the smoke, and you'll see Obamacare is working

Four years after passage of the Affordable Care Act, we can move past partisan rhetoric and see what impact this law is having. As it turns out, we now have more Americans with health insurance, and three-quarters of enrollees say they’re happy with their health plans. Meanwhile, budget studies suggest that we’re reducing the long term deficits by reducing waste in the health care system. This is all good news, and worthy of examination.

First, let’s examine the issue of how many people have health insurance. In Alaska, more than 7,000 people got new health insurance plans. That’s part of a national trend that has increased the number and percentage of Americans who have health coverage. In fact, we have reduced the percentage of un...

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