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Surprise: Law Working as Intended

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

The biggest surprise in the Congressional Budget Office forecast on the Affordable Care Act last week was not the news that some Americans will leave their jobs now that they've been set free or the fact that fewer people will sign up for a plan this year than originally predicted.

It is this: that Obamacare is working almost exactly as it was intended, and appears to be having almost exactly the result that was intended. 

We are actually getting from the Affordable Care Act almost exactly what the President and Congress said we’d be getting way back in 2010.  And whether you like the law or not, this does suggest that members of Congress were a whole lot more knowledgeable about what they were voting for back in 2010 than most people give them credit for.

(To read the entire column, go to Our Health Policy Matters.)