Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act finally granted Americans near-universal access to healthcare. The law massively expands Medicaid, and makes the program more accessible while altering its funding mechanisms. Subsidies are also offered to those who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. The law also requires all Americans to purchase or otherwise obtain health insurance.

Commentary

Health Care and Emergency Room

Crying Wolf -- The Same Old Song on Health Care and Unions

April 29, 2009

Cry Wolf Quotes

If we have more government involvement we’re going to have dramatically worse health care.

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Richard Scott, leader of Conservatives for Patients Rights former CEO of Hospital Corporation of America and current Florida Governor
03/03/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

[The government involvement in the economy] is so overwhelming and beyond anything we have ever seen, that we risk moving this country away from a government of the people to a government of the regulators.

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Thomas Donohue, President of the Chamber of Commerce

Creating a government-run plan -- in any form -- to compete alongside the private sector for non-Medicare/Medicaid eligible individuals is unnecessary to achieve comprehensive reform and would have devastating consequences.

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Scott Serota, president of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, statement submitted to the Senate Finance Committee.
05/05/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

America is sinking under the crushing weight of the ever-expanding regulatory state. This burden threatens to disrupt our recovery, hamper long-term growth, undermine our global competitiveness, and suffocate the entrepreneurial spirit so vital to America's success.

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Thomas Donohue, President of the Chamber of Commerce