How Obamacare Harms The Poor

Roy, Avik
July 2012
National Review;7/30/2012, Vol. 64 Issue 14, p17
The article argues that the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will harm the poor by forcing millions more of them into the U.S. Medicaid program, which the author calls the worst health-care system in the developed world. He also points out that the Act will likely compel insurers to raise premiums they charge customers.


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