ObamaCare’s political disciples are dismissive of the tails of woe that ObamaCare has left in its wake, pointing instead to statistics on the reduced rate of uninsured.
But the rising rate of insured Americans is a phenomenon mostly driven by the massive expansion of Medicaid. Only about half of the people covered by ObamaCare previously lacked health insurance. The rest are folks who had coverage at work or in the individual market, and were forcibly transitioned onto the exchanges.
By comparison, the travails of John, who manages a small retail business, is far more emblematic of the myriad ways that ObamaCare has wrought havoc on the lower middle class, working Americans that the law was ostensibly meant to help.