In an almost indecipherable column and set of accompanying graphs on the 22nd of February in the New York Times, Steven Rattner ran a victory lap for Obamacare. Basically, he said, Obamacare wins - 3 provisions benefited 31 million Americans.
If I read his graphs correctly, in total 13.4 million of the uninsured are no longer uninsured. In another place, he notes that 13.4 million people have been added to the roles of Medicaid. All his numbers are from ACASignups.net.
So the Sum of all this is we could have just voted for the Medicaid expansion to reduce the number of uninsured? Sure seems like it.
All compromise from the Left assumes that the objective is to provide basic medical care to everyone. That is the fundamental disagreement. Most that disagree don't want that as a basic right or as a government function.
Accurate Reality: A hugely complex government program, which will eventually impact every tax payer and business in America could have been voted on as an up or down vote to expand Medicaid - except it would have lost.