Affordable health care? We're getting there.

A balanced analysis of the impacts of the Affordable Care Act, from NC Policy Watch, of course.

The politics of the moment might call for rash statements that we need to “repeal” the health care law. But by now the effects of repeal are clear: Millions would lose coverage, seniors would pay more, small businesses would get less, and costs would go up for everyone. The Affordable Care Act may be slow, but it is on track and starting to make the changes we all need in a cautious, deliberate way. For those who are already benefiting and those who will benefit over the next few years, the law is just the medicine our health system needs.


For all their emphasis on accountability

The NCGOP Tea Party has precious little interest in actually assessing the real impact of public policy. They're driven by ideology, not by what works. That may be fine if you want to be monk on a mountain, but if you're going to be making public policy for 10 million people? Not so good.