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Earlier today I reported that health insurance premiums are showing the sharpest increases perhaps ever according to a survey of brokers who sell coverage in the individual and small group market.
Though it is admittedly hard to imagine at the moment, a Republican could actually win the White House again someday. That thought raises an interesting question: what would happen to Obamacare under such a scenario, remote as it might seem?
The number that matters is not how many Americans signed up for Obamacare but rather how many previously uninsured Americans signed up for Obamacare. By that standard, Obamacare may be headed for an epic failure.
The mandate was supposed to be the administration's magical elixir for the assorted shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act. But the individual mandate was never strong enough to force millions of Americans to buy insurance they did not want or could not afford.
Most of the Affordable Care Act’s most significant aspects were scheduled to take effect at the beginning of 2014, but even now, we are not seeing full implementation.
Supporters of Obamacare frequently contend that the health-care law is really just a version of a Republican reform plan. As they describe it, the law is built on consumer choice and competition among private insurers. What could be more Republican than that?
Has President Obama's claim that families will see premiums drop by $2,500 materialized now that the parts of the law the president decided not to delay for partisan political purposes are in full effect? Was it a reasonable claim to make at the time? Let’s have a look at the evidence.
Join a diverse group of panelists — including sociologists, education experts, and students — for a discussion of how public policy and culture can help families lay a firmer foundation for their children’s educational success, and of how the effects of paternal involvement vary by socioeconomic background.
This event will coincide with the release of a new report by AEI’s Mary Habeck, which analyzes why current national security policy is failing to stop the advancement of al Qaeda and its affiliates and what the US can do to develop a successful strategy to defeat this enemy.
During this event, experts with many different views on the ACA will offer their predictions for the future.