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The "Unaffordable" Care Act Turns Six

April 4, 2016

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). But it's hardly anything to celebrate. In an attempt to transfer wealth from medical low-spenders to big-spenders, Obamacare has purposely undermined affordable coverage. In the process it also removed the incentives health plans use to encourage healthier lifestyles. The inevitable result is that the exchange has become an expensive high-risk pool for people who are poorer or sicker than average.


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