Is Obamacare Working? The Affordable Care Act Five Years Later

In which John Green pauses, five years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, to consider what we know so far about the law’s effectiveness and repercussions. I also look at health care in the United States more generally, and the limited scope of the Affordable Care Act relative to the size of the overall health care system in the U.S.

I got a ton of help from Aaron Carroll, who hosts the great Health Care Triage, but any errors are my fault and mine alone.

More than 17% of US GDP goes to health care expenses:
The U.S. spends way more on health care than any other country:
And yet our healthcare outcomes are not generally better (and are in many cases worse):
44 (or maybe 46) million Americans were uninsured in 2009:
This NYT article assessing the ACA is excellent:
Understanding pre-existing condition exclusions:
Medical debt is the biggest cause of U.S. bankruptcy:
Employer-based insurance distorts the labor market in the United States:
Both the access and the cost savings parts of the Affordable Care Act are discussed really well at this wikipedia page:
We are nowhere close to a path to health care spending stability:
But the uninsurance rate has dropped dramatically:
And more than 12 million people have gotten insurance through the health care exchanges set up by Obamacare:
The rollout of was a disaster:
Insurance premiums rising more slowly than before exchanges:
More insurance companies are participating in the exchanges this year than last year:
The law is costing less than expected:
Is the law actually improving health? It seems so at least for young adults and also for colonscopy screening rates, but much is still unknown:
Many are still uninsured and underinsurance is a huge problem:
(Don’t get mad at me for linking a lot to the New York Times; they do way more data analysis and reporting on this stuff than anyone else I’ve come across)
Britons live longer and healthier lives than Americans despite being pretty similar lifestyle-wise:
Our health care spending will sink us in the long-run, but if anything the situation was worse before the ACA:

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ObamaCare 101: What the Healthcare Law Means to You Part 1 of 3

Art Thompson, CEO of The John Birch Society, takes you into the new healthcare law. He identifies a pattern of government broken promises, revealing that if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Find out what’s really in the new law and what you can expect long term.

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‘Obamacare’ 2015: Split Over the Affordable Care Act | The New York Times

Outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act gathered ahead of the arguments over the fate of President Obama’s health care law.

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King v. Burwell: Obamacare and the Rule of Law

In this February 2015 Policy Forum, University of Missouri Law Professor Joshua Hawley discusses the King v. Burwell case which is currently before the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Americans Pick Affordable Care Act Over Obamacare

It turns out that plenty of people hate Obamacare, but love the Affordable Care Act. What they don’t know is that they’re the exact. Same. Thing.

A week before the arrival of the Affordable Care Act, this poll showed that Americans still have mixed feelings — depending on how the name of the health care law is presented.

CNBC released its third-quarter All-America Economic Survey on Thursday, which included a question on support for President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. Of the 812 individuals surveyed in the poll, half were asked if they support “Obamacare” while the other half were asked if they’re behind the “Affordable Care Act.”

CNBC found that when participants were asked about “Obamacare,” more claimed they a) knew what the law was and b) did not support the legislation. In total, 29 percent of those polled were in favor of Obamacare, 46 percent were against, and 12 percent were unaware of what that was. On the flip side, when asked about the “Affordable Care Act,” 22 percent supported the initiative, 37 percent were opposed to it, and 30 percent were unaware of what that was.

On the same day CNBC unveiled these figures, President Barack Obama spoke in Largo, Md., touting Obamacare’s benefits while poking fun at Republican criticisms over recent months. Part of Obama’s address included a prediction of how the law’s name could change years from now if it proves to be a success.

“When people are using this to get coverage and everybody is feeling pretty good about all the choices and competition that they’ve got, there are going to be a whole bunch of folks who say, yes, I always thought this provision was excellent,” Obama said. “I voted for that thing. You watch. It will not be called Obamacare.”

Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services released a report detailing premium prices within the Obamacare marketplace. Open enrollment in the state exchanges runs from Oct. 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014, and prices will depend on several factors: geographic location, family size, age, tobacco use, and income.

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666 RFID Micro Chip Implant Obamacare Bill December 31, 2014

The New Health Care (Obamacare) law H.R. 3590 Also HR 4872 requires all US citizens to have the RIFD implanted Perry Stone also has confirmed this info will be fully implemented world wide end of 2017 Also Congressman Ron Paul on Fox News confirms the RFID micro chip is implantable also Brian Williams of NBC reported it could be implanted world wide by 2017 BREAKING UPDATE: Congress has delayed the implementation of the RFID microchip until the description of the Secretary of Health and Human Services is fully ready to implement the Chip or Patient Identifier is ready no later than December 31, 2017. Dem. Sen. Nancy Pelosi was correct “the bill needed to passed to find out what is in it.”

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