Brookings Loves ACA

Two healthcare experts from the notoriously socialist Brookings Institution have released a report on the impact of Obamacare on healthcare premiums. Based on headlines today, the conclusions might surprise you.

Read the whole thing, but this is part of the conclusion:

The ACA marketplaces, though imperfect, represent a clear improvement over the unstructured, non-transparent individual health insurance market that existed beforehand. They have been quite successful in lowering premiums for consumers while simultaneously providing better insurance. While guaranteed issue, required essential benefits, and restrictions on medical underwriting undoubtedly pushed up premiums, aspects of the ACA that created a far more competitive individual insurance market appear to have more than offset those effects

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