Tom Perriello

Obamacare might have made health insurance more accessible, but has it made care more affordable?

Obamacare might have made health insurance more accessible, but has it made care more affordable?

To the editor: I feel that former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello’s (D-Va.) support for the Affordable Care Act in 2010 despite the dire risk it posed to his reelection was both noble and honest. He is rightly proud of the fact that so many Americans can now purchase or receive subsidies for health insurance. (“I lost my seat in Congress because I voted for Obamacare. I don't regret that decision at all,” March 29)

However, the Affordable Care Act is more about access to insurance and is not necessarily focused on the affordability of healthcare itself. Premiums...

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