John C. Goodman: Obamacare – A Costly Failed Experiment

Health Reform 2.0

[testimonial author=”John C. Goodman March 21, 2014 The Wall Street Journal]With Sunday marking the fourth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law, it’s worth revisiting the initial purpose of the president’s signature legislation: Universal coverage was the main goal. Four years later, not even the White House pretends that this goal will be realized. Most of those who were uninsured before the law was passed will remain uninsured, according to the Congressional Budget Office…

…So four years into this failed experiment, what are the alternatives? Getting rid of the mandates, letting people choose their own insurance benefits, and giving everyone the same universal tax credit for health insurance would be a good start. More easily accessible health savings accounts for people in high-deductible plans is another good idea.[/testimonial]

Mr Goodman starts and ends his excellent article, A Costly Failed Experiment, with a clear and concise summary…

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2 thoughts on “John C. Goodman: Obamacare – A Costly Failed Experiment

  1. I for one am benefitting greatly from the affordable care act. ALL of my friends are doing better too with either an affordable plan or a plan that actually will provide the care should they need it, not drop them, deny for a or existing condition or max out.

    Your approach to trashing the whole act is so negative, fear mongering, and self righteous that it is hard to even get through your comments. Where were you when others were talking about affordable universal care for the past many many years

    The issues you bring up are NOT about the affordable care act. they are other important issues that do need discussion.

    Stop the bashing. Obamas legacy will be for Getting something done for the greater good, in spite of tremendous resistance.

    Sent from my iPhone


    • If you read what is written on the new site,, you will find that no where do I advocate trashing the act. Mr. Goodman’s article was summarized because a number of the issues he brings up are valid. Many people are getting benefits, just like many people got benefits from Medicaid and Medicare, yet, Medicare and Medicaid have bankrupted the country. What is in the pages of this new site are the result of a number of years of looking at the fundamental diseases endemic in our system not addressing the symptoms as the prior efforts have done. We do not need to trash Obamacare to repair our healthcare system.
      Take some time to read the materials at Health Reform 2.0, and you may find there are things you agree with.

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