But this fact will remain a secret that the GOPer’s will ignore and hold against the President….
The implementation efforts for President Obama’s health care reform law have been subject of criticism from Republicans and hand-wringing from Democrats, but Josh Barro argues that “conservatives have been accidentally managing expectations for implementation.”
“Implementation won’t much affect the 78 percent of Americans currently covered through Medicaid, Medicare, or employer group health plans. It will make some people who currently buy individual coverage worse off. But only 5 percent of Americans get insurance through the individual market, which is already hugely dysfunctional.”
“There will also be people who lose group health coverage, when premium subsidies make it attractive for their employers to send them to shop in the exchanges… But neither this effect nor any problems faced by people with existing individual insurance is likely to create a clamor for repeal that is any more effective than the din of the last three years. That is because the most obvious way to fix the problem of those who have trouble in the health exchanges will be to fix the exchanges, not repeal them.”
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