The Affordable Care Act: What's Right, What's Wrong, What's Next?

Surely, the critics of Obamacare can recognize that it has some desirable features. And even the most enthusiastic defenders of the legislation acknowledge some flaws. Setting aside the partisanship and rancor that has clouded the facts and discouraged reasoned analysis is a first step to fixing what needs to be fixed and celebrating what's working. Perhaps we can agree, at a minimum, that broader coverage, lower healthcare costs, and better quality are shared goals, and build from there. What's the best-case scenario for the new law? Where are the landmines? Where do we go from here?

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