The Atlantic, January 8, 2014
It was the most "glorious" of times, it was the most "disastrous" of times. It was the age of cancellation notices, it was the age of lower-than-expected premiums. It was the epoch of skimpy provider networks, it was the epoch of free birth control for all. The Affordable Care Act is either the best or most evil thing to happen to humanity, depending who you ask (and how much their premium went up). 2013 was marked by the sputtering launch of Healthcare.gov and the start of the law's nervous implementation. But this year we should begin to see if, and how well, the law is working toward its goal of providing access to healthcare for all.