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Why Is Obamacare Such a Mess? There Was No Adult in the Room When It Passed



During the last election, I don’t believe there was a single Democratic television ad in any contested race that bragged about president Obama’s singular achievement: The Affordable Care Act – AKA Obamacare. The public doesn’t like it. The politicians who passed it aren’t defending it. So why do we have it?

According to Steven Brill, special interests carved up health reform like hogs at the trough. The political leaders, were reluctant accomplices.

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John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”


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A BETTER CHOICE: Healthcare Solutions for America
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to “repeal and replace” it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?







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