Magazine October 19, 2009, Issue

Obamacare in Practice

Former President Barack Obama delivers remarks in the East Room of the White House, following a meeting with health insurers and state insurance commissioners in Washington, D.C., June 22, 2010. (Jason Reed/Reuters )
New England has already tried much of it, and the results are not encouraging

The sales pitch for Obamacare is built on the following promises: The reforms will cut health-care costs. They will reduce the number of uninsured. You can keep your health insurance and continue to enjoy the same quality of care. And the plan will pay for itself.

There are plenty of reasons to doubt these promises — the numbers just don’t add up, for one. But we don’t have to rely solely on CBO estimates and statistical projections to reach our judgment: We can simply turn our attention to New England, where most of the administration’s proposals have been tried.

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