Obamacare Has Insured 20 Million People

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Barack Obama knows exactly what he's doing. Photo: Alex Wong/2015 Getty Images

While the nation is transfixed with the spectacle of whether the Republican Party will nominate a racist demagogue who wants to repeal Obamacare and cut taxes for the rich, or a traditional conservative who wants to repeal Obamacare and cut taxes for the rich, it’s worth pausing to take note that Obamacare continues to make things much better. In particular, in addition to surprisingly and historically low rates of health-care cost inflation, today the Department of Health & Human Services announces that a net 20 million people have now gained access to health insurance. The uninsured rate among non-elderly Americans has fallen nearly in half just two years into the Affordable Care Act:

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Now back to the heated “repeal Obamacare and be racist” versus “repeal Obamacare and don’t be racist” debate.