When U.S. Senator Barack Obama was campaigning for the Presidency in 2007and 2008, he promised that on healthcare, his plan would be“making health insurance universal.”This means he was promising that100%of Americans would have health-insurance, once Obamacare (the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”) is up and running. The first open enrollment period under Obamacare lasted from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014; and, so, there have now been a full 15 months, during which period, it’s been up and running: Americans have been buying health insurance under the Act for 15 months now. Did it meet that basic promise he made? Is it even coming close? If it hasn’t come close, is it likely ever to get there? More
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