If you have a moment to click on over to the Daily Caller today, you can read my article on how Massachusetts went from being the model for the Affordable Care Act to that act’s biggest failure. I’m grateful to Tucker Carlson and Vince Coglianese for accepting the article, and even more so for making it the featured article this morning on their excellent site. Something else I learned… I really need a copy editor…
Anyway, here is the article:
Nearly eight years ago, surrounded by legislative leaders and Senator Ted Kennedy, then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney signed historic health legislation into law.
Starting in 2007 – over a period of three years – Massachusetts spent $3,449,520 developing a first-in-the-nation online health exchange, which allowed the state’s citizens to purchase health coverage. And when President Obama campaigned for the passage of his own federal health law, he leaned on the Massachusetts experiment as a model for the nation.
But the changes mandated by Obama’s Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, have actually gutted the effectiveness of Massachusetts’ once-working model.