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Opinion: Obamacare helps millions, but falls short in many ways

Wendell Potter
Wendell Potter

Former CIGNA executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter is writing about the health care industry and the ongoing battle for health reform for the Center for Public Integrity.

Although there is no shortage of critics of the Affordable Care Act — on the far left as well as the right — it’s hard to dispute that the law has benefited millions of Americans. And not just those who have become newly insured over the past year.

President Barack Obama cited some of the impressive statistics last Thursday, the day after the one-year anniversary of the turbulent debut of the Obamacare-created online health insurance exchanges.

“In just the last year, we’ve reduced the share of uninsured Americans by 26 percent,” he said. “That means one in four uninsured Americans — about 10 million people — have gained the financial security of health insurance in less than one year.”

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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