Who Benefited Most from Obamacare?

New York Times: “The health care law was one of the most bitterly contested pieces of legislation in the country’s history. It remains controversial because of its costs to both taxpayers and insurance customers. The high premiums and high deductibles of many plans still make coverage a crushing financial burden for some families.”

“And the law is not close to achieving the goal of universal coverage, in part because 19 states have declined to expand their Medicaid programs for the poor, an option the Supreme Court granted them in a landmark 2012 case. Nevertheless, the Times’s analysis shows that by the end of that first full year, 2014, so many low-income people gained coverage that it halted the decades-long expansion of the gap between the haves and the have-nots in the American health insurance system, a striking change at a time when disparities between rich and poor are growing in many areas.”

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  • pisher

    The people who needed it most, obviously.

    But we all benefit, because it hurts everyone when a large section of the population doesn’t have access to healthcare. We call it public health because it impacts the entire public–do you want that person cleaning your room or making your sandwich to be sick?

    It’s a very flawed solution to the problem–necessarily so. We will have to improve it, as well as expand it. But if we’d waited until we’d found something perfect, we’d have waited forever.

  • mikemiller56

    No pre-existing conditions gave me a new left knee.
    Thanks Obama!

  • Morrigan in Oregon

    Having OCare here in Oregon made it possible for my treatment and medication when I was going through a rough patch of depression. I went through all of the other bouts without either, and can tell you, *with* treatment and medication is better.
    thanks Obama!

  • Chammy

    A lot of women too for sure. A free yearly wellness exam along with a free mammogram and pap smear. Saving lives

  • jaydino

    Although my premiums have gone up and my out of pocket expenses, if it means that more lower income people have been able to attain coverage they otherwise would not have, I will do my part.

  • jaydino

    Although my premiums have gone up and my out of pocket expenses, if it means that more lower income people have been able to attain coverage they otherwise would not have, I will do my part.

  • bpai99

    And of course those low-income people are now more likely to vote Democratic for no good reason other than Obama and his party make their lives better. Doesn’t anyone see the deviousness at play here?

    Since when did government have any responsibility to improve people’s lives other than the rich? That fiend Obama, will he stop at nothing?!?

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