Thank Mark Udall for voting for Obamacare with your vote

by Ben Hoffman

acaThanks to Obama and the Democrats, health care coverage has expanded, quality has improved, and costs are coming down. Thank Mark Udall and other Democrats next month with your vote.

The right measure of the ACA isn’t whether it avoids political controversy; it’s whether it makes America better by achieving its five most fundamental goals: expanding health-insurance coverage, lowering costs and promoting fiscal responsibility, increasing quality through innovation, protecting seniors and delivering peace of mind to American families by guaranteeing essential rights in dealing with insurance companies.
By that standard the law is already a success. Health insurance has expanded. More than 5 million Americans have signed up for coverage through federal and state marketplaces; millions have been determined eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program; and 3 million young adults gained insurance through their parents’ coverage.

Even more compelling than statistics are the letters hard-working Americans are sharing with the president. Their unscripted and private testimonials are building a lasting record of the life-changing—and often lifesaving—impacts the ACA is having. One woman from Colorado shared what the peace of mind of having coverage meant to her. “After using my new insurance for the first time, you probably heard my sigh of relief from the White House,” she wrote to President Obama. “I felt like a human being again. I felt that I had value.”

At the same time, costs are coming down. The Congressional Budget Office found the health care law is making significant contributions to fiscal responsibility. The CBO’s most recent estimates show that repealing the law would actually increase deficits by $1.7 trillion over the next 20 years. Moreover, average premiums for coverage through the marketplaces are about 15 percent lower than the CBO previously projected.
There’s more good news when it comes to health care and Medicare spending. The rate of increase in real health spending per person is at its lowest point in 50 years and more than 3 percentage points under the historical average, according to recent data. Growth in the average cost of care for a person enrolled in Medicare is also at unusually low levels, and if that success is maintained, it will translate into trillions in savings over the decades to come. Those savings can be used to pay down our deficit or invest in infrastructure, education, innovation and other key national priorities.
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16 Comments to “Thank Mark Udall for voting for Obamacare with your vote”

  1. Obamacare hurts twice as many people as it helps. And Obama and his cronies lied through their teeth to get it passed. “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep your insurance plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. PERIOD!” All lies, of course. Just like your web site.

  2. First off, your article is from Politco, a leftists propaganda rag whose leftist ideologybias you seem to be trying to emulate with your site. Also:

    Phil Schiliro was director of White House legislative affairs and a special adviser to the president from 2009-2012. He recently rejoined the White House as a health-care adviser.

    An Obama lackey hawking Obama’s signature legislation, on a left-wing propaganda site. Yeah, you should know all about “talking points” — you seem to simply regurgitate them with appalling consistency.

  3. Knowing the truth makes me a “sissy”? Whatever…

    And I see you have no argument, just invective.

  4. Stop disrespecting the Republican party!

  5. You’re going to hell. God loves the Republican party.

  6. Cory Gardner is so cute, yet you continue to berate him. I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!

  7. I haven’t gotten laid in over five years.

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