One of the most prominent proponents of the law, former president Barack Obama, made the argument that Obamacare would help people like David and his wife, Susan.
That’s because Obamacare is a program that provides subsidies to help lower-income people buy insurance.
In a 2015 interview with CBS, Obama explained that Obamacare had “a significant impact” on David’s health care costs.
But the Affordable Care Act has also had some unintended consequences, like increasing the cost of the individual market for people with pre-existing conditions.
“It’s hard for people who have been able to buy coverage on their own to figure out that they can get it,” said Robert Rector, a professor of health policy at Georgetown University who is not associated with the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank.
“If they’ve been uninsured, they’ve had to pay their premium.”
The average premium for a silver plan in the individual insurance market is $8,700 for 2017.
But premiums in the Medicaid program, the federal health care program for the poor, are far higher.
In 2018, the average Medicaid premium is $6,350, according to a study from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
That means people who can afford to pay the full cost of their premiums are getting subsidized insurance from the federal government.
It’s a far cry from the insurance that most people have in the form of employer-provided insurance.
If people are making $50,000 or $100,000 a year, they are paying roughly $1,000 per month in premiums, according the Congressional Budget Office.
In order to afford the subsidized coverage, the cost to people with lower incomes has increased by about 30 percent, according a report by the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan think tank that studies the economics of health care.
It is this increase in the cost that makes Obamacare so popular with conservatives.
In fact, Republicans are increasingly calling for the repeal of the Affordable Act in order to fund the Medicaid expansion.
The conservative National Review published a letter this week urging the repeal, saying it is “dangerous for the American people” that Obamacare is “a giant tax hike for the rich.”
“The government is already spending hundreds of billions of dollars to cover the costs of these people,” the letter said.
“A government shutdown would be the biggest economic catastrophe of the 20th century.”
The Heritage Foundation, another conservative think tank, published a report in April calling Obamacare “an unfunded mandate” that “may result in a financial crisis.”
“For decades, Republicans have argued that the government should be the employer of last resort,” said John K. Binder, a senior fellow at the conservative Tax Policy Center, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. “But they have been unwilling to acknowledge the reality of the current system that allows employers to refuse to pay workers’ wages and that, even in an emergency, employers can’t fire people without due process.”
The fact that millions of people can’t afford their insurance premiums is “the biggest single threat to the health care system,” Binder said.
The Kaiser Family and Brookings Institution, two other liberal think tanks, have similarly argued that Obamacare has been “an enormous subsidy to the insurance industry.”
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Center estimated in 2018 that the Obamacare expansion would cost $716 billion over 10 years.
The number of uninsured Americans has risen since Obamacare was passed in 2010, but it’s unclear how many people have gained coverage as a result of Obamacare.
The nonpartisan CBO found that more than half of the increases in the uninsured rate since 2010 could be attributed to the Affordable Health Care Act, according.
It also found that the uninsured increased in states that expanded Medicaid, including New Hampshire, New York and Maine.
“Obamacare is not working, and that’s why it should be repealed,” said Sarah Binder.
“The American people should not be paying more for a government program that is making the health system more expensive.”
But some Republicans, like House Speaker Paul Ryan, have argued the program is working well for people.
“In my state, we’re seeing the lowest rates of uninsured in 20 years,” Ryan told The New York Times in January.
“That’s the kind of record we can build.”
The Republican Party’s health-care push is not new.
The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the American Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act in 2010.
That bill included the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, a major part of which was the Affordable Healthcare Act.
It was one of the biggest legislative achievements of President George W. Bush’s second term.
The legislation included a number of provisions that had been criticized for their effects on health care, including the Medicaid Expansion and the Affordable Child Care Tax Credit.
Ryan and other Republicans argued the bill would create more jobs and boost economic growth.
And it passed the House by a wide margin.
But it didn’t pass the