It’s struggling poll numbers notwithstanding, the Affordable Care Act is already doing several things very well. There’s one key quality, however, that may especially relevant in a political context.
We know, for example, that the law offers protections for those with pre-existing conditions and extends coverage to millions of young adults who are now able to stay on their parents’ plans. “Obamacare” has also closed Medicare’s prescription drug “donut hole,” expanded access to contraception, brought new coverage for low-income children, slowed the growth of Medicare spending, and given a boost to small business through tax credits.
And then there’s the 80/20 rule, which we covered on Friday night’s show.