Column: Obamacare’s imperfection fact among fictions




The debate over the Affordable Care Act (known as Obama-care) seems to be a vast waste of time and energy. The act passed Congress, has been upheld by the Supreme Court and already has done considerable good for millions of Americans.

The act gets rid of some of the worst existing practices. Under the act, people under age 26 can be covered by their parents’ health insurance. Under the act, people with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied insurance. Under the act, all people are required to carry health insurance.

Yet the argument goes on because the proponents of the act have failed to explain how it works, what it will cost and who will be affected in what fashion.

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