Incessant partisan handwringing over the impact of Obamacare on the midterm elections discounts a key reality: the Affordable Care Act is working. As Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel pointed out on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopolous, premiums are down, companies can no longer deny pre-existing coverage, and over 1.1 million are now enrolled, including growing numbers of young people. In a conversation with Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, Fusion’s Alicia Menendez and ABC correspondent Jonathan Karl, vanden Heuvel insisted, “The broad mass of Americans are not interested in repeal. Mend it, don’t end it. Fix it. Embrace it.”
Allegra Kirkland