Jacob Sullum on Obamacare's Unacknowledged Tradeoffs

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NBC News

For the millions of Americans who are losing health plans they liked as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Senior Editor Jacob Sullum writes, the name of that law is a bitter joke: They do not feel protected, and they often find that the replacement coverage they are forced to buy costs a lot more. But President Obama has a solution. "We have to make sure that they are not feeling as if they've been betrayed by an effort that is designed to help them," he told NBC News last week. Sullum says the dishonesty and condescension packed into that sentence help explain why Obama's signature achievement has provoked anger instead of the gratitude he expected.

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