It seems that all we hear about health reform these days is hatred or hype. As usual, the truth is more complicated. We’ve laid a solid foundation for a much-needed national reform, but the challenges to date run deeper than the issues with the website. Successfully creating a functional, universal health care system for our country will require being entirely clear-eyed about what has worked and what needs to be fixed with the Affordable Care Act.
As we reach the end of the first period for individuals to enroll in health coverage, the number of people who have selected a health plan through the public exchanges may top 7 million nationally, more than 1 million in California.