The New Yorker, November 25, 2013
Given the political frenzy in Washington about the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act, it may be folly to try and make any serious points about the legislation's long-term prospects, or about any other subject having to do with health care. Until and unless healthcare.gov is fixed, the reform will remain an open sore for the Obama Administration, and the Republicans will continue to pour salt on it. That's only to be expected. Still, beyond the troubles of the federal online exchange, there's other stuff happening, and some of it is encouraging.