Some believe the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is destined for failure and that rising prices in the individual market indicate it has entered a death spiral. The new administration and the 115th Congress echo, and likely are attempting to facilitate, this sentiment of doom. Yet, if politicians are willing to redeem themselves and compromise, the law can be improved upon instead of being destroyed.
A pathway to expanding health insurance coverage, offering better clinical care, and providing financial security to the uninsured begins by salvaging the ACA’s marketplaces and using them to replace Medicaid with private coverage.
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