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.
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