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Ramesh Ponnuru

Hold the Obamacare Celebrations

The law's benefits are overstated, and its harms are set to rise.
Back to the drawing board?

Back to the drawing board?

Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Barack Obama and his allies are celebrating the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, on the sixth anniversary of its passage. They say it has provided insurance coverage to millions of Americans and come in below cost.

They are right to claim that many Americans have benefited from the law. But the benefits are overstated, and the law's harms look set to rise.