Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

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  • Bob K portland, OR
    April 1, 2014 12:57 a.m.

    Oh, goodness! Another DN headline with an unfairly negative slant toward the President.

    It will be years before we know how the ACA affects his legacy, but we already know that the republicans in Congress did nothing to improve or implement it.

  • louie Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 30, 2014 11:46 a.m.

    I recently had the occasion to speak with a neurosurgeon of 35 years experience. I asked him what he felt about the ACA. He prefaced his comment by saying that he is and has been a registered republican for many years. He acknowledged that democrats have taken the initiative where the republicans have failed. "The ACA may need some revisions but it is a move in the right directions".

    Perhaps that is the point. Are we at least moving in the right direction or should scrap it and do nothing? Based on the recent republican vote in the House of Representative it is obvious they have no interest in Health Care reform.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2014 5:20 a.m.

    The Obama defenders form the White House are here on DNEWS. Yes we call it Obamacare despite Pelosi trying to call It AFFORDABLE! When the democrats that are running for re-election start actually siting this as a major accomplishment that they voted for rather than retiring and hiding from it, then we might listen to Obama and his court jesters.

    Even Obama has had to rewrite this piece of junk dozens of times because the democrats had to pass it before they could read it.....perhaps because even they couldn't understand it! And neither can we! This law is an abysmal failure to say the least and I agree with this journalist completely.

  • Vanceone Provo, UT
    March 29, 2014 4:25 p.m.

    I want to see Democrats running on Obamacare. Why, it's just peaches and roses, for everyone, right?

    The Unicorns have pooped out money for freeeeeee! is the democratic cry.

    After all, all those monthly premiums of 800 dollars per family with 10,000 dollar deductibles are truly what Americans want; for that is what Obamacare hath wrought for most of us. It's a great winner! You get to pay, pay, pay, then pay some more, and THEN try to meet your deductible.

    Why, may I ask, if Obamacare is such a swimming success story has most of the state Exchanges done so poorly--Oregon not signed up anyone, and Maryland just gave up and flushed hundreds of millions of tax dollars down the drain.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    March 29, 2014 11:46 a.m.

    So goals are pretty much being met, millions of Americans have coverage they didn't have before, processes are easing, and despite the rant from the right most Americans have not seen a change in coverage or rates.

    Annnnnnd, 52% of Americans either approve of the law or think it's not liberal enough, and another oppose the law but can't say whether it's too liberal or not liberal enough.

    You can win local elections on about anything but good luck trying to win a national election running against the ACA in 2016.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    March 29, 2014 11:17 a.m.

    The benefits offered by an employer to the employee should be between the two parties. It is morally wrong for the government to become a third party in this and dictate to the employer what he must provide for the employees. The chaos and confusion associated with this 2600 page monstrosity is just beginning. "Don't vote for anyone who voted for Obamacare" should be the major theme for the next congressional elections.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    March 29, 2014 10:42 a.m.

    ‘Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in'

    I don't see any evidence of that at all.

    That legacy is real, and it's getting stronger, being written more firmly as time goes on. After all, the ACA is commonly referred to as ObamaCare, and Obama is delighted with that.

    Yes, there have been problems, there are problems, and their will be more problems with the ACA.

    Obama said that would be the case way back in 2009. And he wasn't lying, was he?

    We are in the midst of ObamaCare 1.0, soon to be followed by 1.1, 1.2, etc. etc. And yes, we already knew that would be the case.

    ObmaCare will prove to be an extremely successful, popular, necessary, and sensible law, a law very beneficial to America and Americans . . . that Republicans bitterly fought and FAILED to suppress.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see Republicans push through some small change and then declare that they have rescinded Obamacare and replaced it with RepubliCare.

    The Repubs are going to do something to save face. Hopefully, their last ditch remonstrations and spasmondic kicks and groans won't damage the nation too much.

  • riverofsun St.George, Utah
    March 29, 2014 10:14 a.m.

    It has been common knowledge to everyone, that the ACA will need to be fine tuned, just as SS, Medicare, and other programs have been.
    This is the way all big policies/programs begin.
    No one wants to go back to the old ways of health insurance unless one is wealthy and has the monetary means to do what they want with everything in their life.