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Only 4 Months Left to Explain, Sell Affordable Care Act

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

An alarming percentage of the public doesn't even realize that the federal health law is still in effect, and both political parties are to blame for that, The Palm Beach Post's Editorial Writer Rhonda Swan says.

Republicans have done all they can to mislead the public and undermine implementation; their latest sabotage attempt -- questioning the use of donations to the non-profit Enroll America -- is ridiculous, Swan writes.

But Democrats have done a terrible job of explaining the law and persuading the public to accept it, she says. There is no more time to waste. On Oct. 1, the marketplaces must be ready, and the public must be ready to use them. 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.