Health Law Repeal Debate Begins

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For a reality check after you read the bills, here's Ezra Klein envisioning two worlds: one if the law is repealed, aka, the status quo, and another if the reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are allowed to unfold.

The choice Congress is debating today is not between the vision of progress in the Affordable Care Act and some other vision for how we move forward. It's the progress in the ACA or the status quo. And when you compare those two, there's no contest: Under the ACA, coverage is more universal, deficits are lower, cost control experiments are more numerous, and the insurance market is more competitive and humane than under the status quo.

This program aired on January 18, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for Bostonomix.