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More Surprises from the Affordable Care Act

The laudable goal of the Affordable Care Act is to make health insurance more available by establishing insurance exchanges and eliminating bias based on preexisting conditions. But insurance may still be unaffordable to many lower and middle income workers – even in states that agree to expand Medicaid. The problem has nothing to do with implementation. It is the way the law was designed, to keep budgetary costs under control. Here are some examples that illustrate the problems.