The Current State of Obamacare

Two new fairly comprehensive Obamacare analyses can be found on Vox.

Is Obamacare failing?

“The marketplaces’ failures to attract a robust group of health plans to many areas suggests that Obamacare’s insurance expansion is on the path to looking like other safety net programs we know, offering limited services to a predominantly low-income population.”

Big insurers have quit Obamacare. That means more shoppers only get one choice.

“Major insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealth have, in recent months, taken major steps to sharply reduce participation in Obamacare’s insurance marketplaces. The result, a new Vox analysis shows, is a spike in counties served by just one health plan — and a precipitous drop in ultra-competitive areas.”

See also “Is Obamacare Sustainable?” from The New York Times, in which health policy experts and leaders debate Obamacare’s future.

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  • pisher

    As constituted–as it could not help being constituted, given the obstacles placed in its way–it probably can’t succeed in providing all uninsured Americans with decent coverage.

    But with a public option, it could.

    Obama never intended for the existing law to be the final word. No law ever is.

    • agreed. as soon as we get a loyal opposition in place we can resume fixing it

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