3% of americans may be worse off under ACA

Not 3% percent, also not on healthcare.gov

Not 3% percent, also not on healthcare.gov

Gruber further estimates that 80% of Americans will be “more or less left alone”, 14% will be “clear winners: they are currently uninsured and will have access to an affordable insurance policy”, and even half of the remaining 6% currently buying their own policies “will have little change to their policies”..

It’s that final 3% — people who “will have to buy a new product that complies with the A.C.A.’s more stringent requirements” — that’s given the media (and the GOP) a short-lived chance to try and discredit the whole program.

Read the whole thing (it’s not long) for more details.

via Three Percent: More ACA Wonkery » Balloon Juice.

Read more in Ryan Lizza’s New Yorker article:

Gruber summarized his stats: ninety-seven per cent of Americans are either left alone or are clear winners, while three per cent are arguably losers. “We have to as a society be able to accept that,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong, that’s a shame, but no law in the history of America makes everyone better off.”

With the folks with Cadillac plans who are