The problem is that Obamacare attempted to reform the system, while retaining the private insurance industry and the profit-driven delivery system with all its distortions and waste. Obamacare even made the private insurance companies the linchpin of the reform, providing them with millions more publicly subsidized customers.

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Until we begin to treat health care as a social good instead of a market commodity, there is simply no way to make health care universal, comprehensive, and affordable.

Marcia Angell

Angell, Marcia. “Health: The Right Diagnosis and the Wrong Treatment,” The New York Review of Books. 23 Apr. 2015. Web. 4 Apr. 2015.

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