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Did Obamacare ‘massively’ increase the cost of health care?

“Obamacare was sold on a lie. It massively increased the cost of health care in America.”

— former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), in a video for America First Policy Institute, April 30

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, was enacted nearly 15 years ago and has survived numerous attempts by Republicans to repeal or substantially dismantle it. Once viewed unfavorably by most Americans, Obamacare now wins favor with 59 percent of Americans, according to a February poll by KFF, a nonprofit health-policy organization.

This post appeared first on The Washington Post

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