March 1, 2012

This month marks the two year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) — otherwise known as ‘Obamacare’. While we eagerly await the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the act, the reality is that regardless of the court’s decision, PPACA has heralded a new level of bureaucracy, only adding complexity and cost to a system desperately needing reform.

In an editorial for Washington Examiner, No Time for Complacency After Two Years of Obamacare, NAI President Rita E. Numerof, Ph.D. explains why PPACA is unlikely to solve the problems it set out to fix, and describes an alternative path to reform that is more likely to improve healthcare cost and quality.