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Health Insurance Reform Under the ACA: Rube Goldberg Survives
Paul Krugman in The New York Times; subscription may be required Link to more items from this source
[Opinion]
Apr. 9, 2014
"The precise number of signups doesn't matter much for the functioning of the law, and there may still be many problems despite the March surge. But ... they're missing the forest for the trees. The crucial thing to understand about the Affordable Care Act is that it's a Rube Goldberg device, a complicated way to do something inherently simple. The biggest risk to reform has always been that the scheme would founder on its complexity. And now we know that this won't happen.... [G]iving everyone health insurance doesn't have to be hard; you can just do it with a government-run program."

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