Why Obamacare Isn't Popular

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. At the Monkey Cage, Jennifer Fredette on “Je suis Charlie” and how France is handling the aftermath.

2. Seth Masket at Pacific Standard on what Donald Trump’s “campaign” will prove about money and U.S. politics.

3. At the Upshot, Austin Frakt on how Obamacare has helped financial security.

4. Kevin Drum is correct about this. But forget about grandchildren, or even children. There are already people who don’t realize they would have been denied insurance because of a pre-existing condition.

5. Stan Collender over at Forbes on how the CBO report on Obamacare reveals phony deficit concerns.

6. Andrew Sprung has some thoughts about why the ACA isn’t popular.

7. And “The draft is a quasi-criminal enterprise that serves the powerful at the expense of the powerless.” That’s Joe Sheehan on the baseball amateur draft.

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