Some Real Facts About Healthcare Reform

You may have noticed that there was a lot of talk during the recent campaign about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Nobody called it that, of course. Its handful of defenders praised “health care reform.” Its horde of attackers railed against “Obamacare.”

The latter far outnumbered the former. Most supporters of the new law, especially incumbents who voted for it, chose either to keep quiet or apologize, approaches that struck me as both cowardly and stupid. What we heard from the critics seemed to be mainly a mix of ignorance and outright lies.

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