According to a recent report from the Commonwealth Fund published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 20 million Americans have received health insurance as of May 1, 2014 due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The report analyzes individuals who received health insurance through the marketplaces and those who received further coverage due to provisions in the health law.
The report finds 8 million people signed up in the marketplaces. While five million people signed up directly with health insurance companies. The biggest concern was getting young people insured under the new law. The report finds 7.8 million people under 26 have signed up for health insurance.
This sounds like great news for all Americans. However, the report touting the ACA’s success will surely strike Republicans and Teapublicans alike at the core. Up to this point, House Republicans have spent the better part of their time trying to repeal the law responsible for millions of Americans new health benefits. To be more specific, Republicans have passed 50 bills aimed at repealing the ACA.
As enrollment numbers continue to increase we should expect support for the ACA to continue rising. This is great news for Democrats going into November elections. The Republicans’ plan to bash “Obamacare” in rhetoric can’t compete with actual results.