Health Economists Ignore Working Class Realities

by  Donna Smith  https://www.commondreams.org/donna-smith Ah, the Affordable Care Act.  We’ve all been inundated with the stories about the rocky launch of Obamacare's Healthcare.gov website, the policy cancellations that drop people from coverage rather than meet minimum standards required by the ACA, and other issues like the one I have faced with a deeply flawed subsidy/tax credit application process that required a lengthy and intrusive Medicaid application. Some of these issues were predictable and preventable; others were not. But one thing I keep hearing both political parties lament [...]