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Editorial: Obamacare Hasn't Worked

On November 2, 2010, 63 Republican congressional candidates and six Republican senatorial candidates won seats thanks to the Tea Party wave, instigated by the passage of the deeply partisan Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA). These newly-elected politicians promised to the voters that they would work around the clock to repeal the ACA, which was very unpopular with the voters.

Over seven years after Barack Obama signed the ACA into law on March 23, 2010 and nearly seven years since the Republicans took the House, the act is still the law of the land. The Republicans in the House voted to repeal the ACA 54 times, as of 2014, and Republican senators triggered a government shutdown over the ACA funding in 2013. Regardless of all of these efforts, American people are still paying disastrous premiums for healthcare because of the regulatory language embedded into the ACA and the taxpayers are footing for waste, fraud, and abuse within the newly-created healthcare bureaucracy.

On May 4, 2017,…