Obamacare's Almost Six Years Old. Has It Been Working?
The Affordable Care Act is getting close to being six years old — but is it working? If you're looking at how many folks are insured, yes.By Jake Godin | January 12, 2016
The Affordable Care Act was signed into law almost six years ago, and the White House seems pretty content with how it’s been going.
So just how well is the ACA — or, Obamacare — really doing? If you’re only looking at it terms of how many Americans have health insurance, not bad.
After the law came into effect, nearly 23 million people gained health insurance — although about 6 million lost their insurance in same period. The net positive was 17 million more people with insurance.