Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Happy Birthday!

to the Affordable Care Act, which became law 6 years ago today. Now that we have all grown accustomed to the Death Panels and the government bureaucrats sitting between you and your doctor, not to mention the destruction of millions of jobs and the forced abortions, we can take stock of the good stuff:

  • 20 million people have gained insurance
  • Share of the population without insurance is below 10% for the first time ever
  • Workers with no limit on out of pocket spending fall from 18% to 2%
  • Health care prices have risen at the slowest rate in 50 years
  • Premium growth for job-based coverage is sharply lower
  • Federal deficit between now and 2025 is reduced by $353 billion
  • Medicare trust fund projected to remain solvent for an additional 13 years
  • Rate of patient harm in hospitals has fallen by 17%
  • 565,000 Medicare hospital re-admissions have been avoided
  • Businesses have added 14.3 million jobs
Thanks Obama!

1 comment:

Don Quixote said...

Bravo on this post! And thanks to President O'Bama (our Irish president), I have affordable health care.