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By Lou Marzeles

It’s the new age of the ACA as the bill unfolds into action



Welcome to the age of Obamacare. Oh. Make that the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Barring a surprise in Congress next year if the Republicans sweep to power (which to many would already constitute quite a surprise), it seems the ACA is here to stay. And that it will likely continue to be called Obamacare by many, as a lasting mark of the president’s legislative legacy.

Divisiness over the law runs pretty much down partisan lines, and we will not pick sides here. A really good reason not to do so at this time is the fact that it remains unclear exactly how the law will fully work and what its long-term impact will be, unless you’re a professional pundit. Pundits seem to have a gift of prop...

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