Tuesday, May 24, 2011

This is What Republicans Want to Repeal

Taylor Wilhite takes a photo as her mother Amy Wilhite introduces President Barack Obama for remarks on the 90-day anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, in the East Room of the White House, June 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The Affordable Care Act is working, according to Rick Ungar over at Forbes.  And it's working well.
Recent data provided by the nation’s largest health insurance companies reveals that a provision of the Affordable Care Act – or Obamacare – is bringing big numbers of the uninsured into the health care insurance system.

And they are precisely the uninsured that we want– the young people who tend not to get sick.
 But don't tell that to the Republicans.  Let them run against this successful and well-liked program.
And it gets better.

Because the under 26 crowd tends not to get sick, adding them to the insurance pools helps bring the very balance that was intended by the new law. The more healthy people available to pay for those in the pool who are ill (translation- the older people), the better the system works and the lower our premium charges should go.
And how well is it really working for Americans?
According to a Kaiser survey, there has been a 46% uptick in businesses with less than 10 employees offering health benefits as compared to last year.
By all means, Republicans, here's your winning strategy on a platter. Run against the ACA. Please.

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