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

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

Forcing free market plans to compete with these government-run programs would create an unlevel playing field and inevitably doom true competition…

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Letter from Senators Mitch McConnell, (R-KY)., Orrin Hatch (R-UT); Charles Grassley, (R-IA); Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; and Judd Gregg, (R-NH)
06/08/2009 | 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

[Obama’s budget] will move us even further down the path to universal health care. We are treading dangerously close to bureaucratic intervention in the exam room and I will not support any measure that leads to socialized medicine.

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Rep. John Fleming (R-LA)
02/26/2010 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act