Steven Hill

Obamacare's Future, Romneycare's Past
May 21, 2012

The Affordable Care Act is full of compromises—the subsidies aren’t as generous as they could be, for example, and there’s no public plan. But, for those of us who believe in the law, no compromise may be more threatening to the law’s success than its timing. In 2014, everybody making less than 133 percent of poverty becomes eligible for Medicaid, while people at higher incomes get the chance to buy comprehensive, subsidized insurance regardless of pre-existing medical conditions.