A few thoughts on the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare)

Dear friends,  I write this email the day before new Health Insurance Marketplaces, or “Exchanges” will go live in each of your respective states and hours before attempts to defund the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by House Republicans results in a government shutdown that will put 800k federal employees out of work and will hurt the economy.   There’s a whole lot of misinformation and spin going on about the ACA, so I wanted to provide my thoughts on what the ACA is and what it isn’t.  I’ll start with some practical/informational items and will move on to broader issues with … Continue reading this post