Affordable Care Act: More Facts

In all the current media noise about the Affordable Care Act, I keep listening for facts. Here’s some numbers to consider. 28 million Americans would gain health insurance under Obamacare, according to an analysis by the Urban Institute. Two-thirds of uninsured Americans have a full-time job. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that six in ten uninsured Americans could qualify for health coverage in the insurance market for less than $100 per person per month. Three quarters of Americans in various polls approve of giving financial help to poor and moderate-income Americans to buy health insurance. Two-thirds approve of barring insurance companies from denying coverage because of “pre-existing” medical conditions. Three-quarters favor letting children stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26. These figures seem to indicate that the ACA adds up to progressive change.

John Howell, Editorial Director