When you consider how many are still uninsured and how much the Democratic Party has been hurt, and will continue to be hurt for quite a while, was the Affordable Care Act worth it?
According to a Huffington Post article in March, while the number of uninsured
fell by 11 Million, we still have 37 Million uninsured. Plus most of the newly insured came from the expansion of Medicaid. Why haven't we done
better than that?
It seems that largely due to the passage of the ACA, a GOP tidal wave took
place in the 2010 election. And since 2010 was a census year, the GOP
controlled and gerrymandered both Congressional and state districts to lock in
GOP majorities in the House of Representatives. Those gerrymandered GOP
majorities will stay in place at least until 2020.
With all of the havoc which the GOP controlled House has and will reek, was it
worth it if more than 3/4 of the pre-ACA uninsured remain uninsured. In addition
many people who had insurance feel their insurance options are
worse today than before ACA.
Will we look back on this as a good beginning , as with social security or
Medicare , or a political disaster with not enough positive impact?
Understand, I'm for single payer or Medicare for all. While many provisions of the ACA are beneficial, I just question whether the ACA is accomplishing it's core primary goal of eliminating the uninsured.