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

Eventually, Americans would be stuck with government-run health care whether they like it or not. That's when the worst scenario would take shape, with Americans subjected to bureaucratic hassles, hours spent on hold waiting for a government service rep to take a call, restrictions on care, and, yes, lifesaving treatment and lifesaving surgeries denied or delayed.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
06/04/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

There will be no insurance industry left in three years.

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Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)
10/12/2010 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

I would hate to think that among five women, one of ‘em is gonna die because we go to socialized care.

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Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
07/15/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

[Health reform] will destroy the country [because] in the next year or so [America will have to] dramatically cut the military because we can’t pay for it.

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Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA)
10/23/2010 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act