All tagged ACA

At what now seems like in the ancient times - but I still remember it like it was yesterday - those of us who believed in and needed health care reform had to fight off wingbats from the Right and ideologues from the Left united on a single point: Obamacare would fail to rein in health care costs, or that it would even accelerate it. In the more than 4 years since, the naysayers have been proven wrong again and again. This week brought new data showing even better news for health care cost growth thanks to Obamacare.

Republicans are very, very upset that President Obama is once again making it easier for Americans to sign up for health care by making sure that those who are in line by the deadline to complete their applications get to finish them. GOP's fit is a bad attempt to cover up for the catch 22 he has put them in: if they really believe the president does not have the authority to grant this flexibility, they should sue. If they sue, Democrats will have a field day publicizing that Republicans are suing to keep Americans from buying private health insurance!

Reports this week indicate that not only is the Affordable Care Act succeeding in reducing the rate of the uninsured in America, it is also reducing health care costs. When ideologues from both sides were screaming that the ACA would fail to contain costs for their own ideological reasons, TPV argued that it had major potential to rein in costs. How do the arguments we made four years ago stack up today?