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Jim Robinson Op-Ed: Let’s ask 3 key questions when debating Obamacare in 2017

Jan 12, 2017

As Congress and the incoming Trump administration prepare to make health care policy a major focus in the coming months, it’s critical that we have a candid conversation on what’s working, what isn’t, and how asking the right questions is a prerequisite for future reform efforts.

When President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in early 2010, he noted that “all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform.”

“Once this reform is implemented, health insurance exchanges will be created, a competitive marketplace where uninsured people and small businesses will finally be able to purchase affordable, quality insurance,” the president said. The primary question of the ACA debate was addressed: How do we cover more Americans and reduce the number of uninsured?

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