Sunday, March 03, 2013

Grace-Marie Turner: Affordable Care Act will impose new burdens on consumers, businesses

With unemployment stubbornly high and economic growth shrinking, it is clear the economy is headed in the wrong direction. And the Affordable Care Act is a major cause. The president said his law would reduce the average cost of a family policy by $2,500 by the end of his first term. Instead, family health costs have increased by $3,065 over that time.
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Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute, a free-market organization funded in part by the medical industry. Readers may write to her at 128 South Royal Street, Alexandria, Va. 22314; email:
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