Setting the Stage for Obamacare

Providers were often restricted from trying new approaches to organizing and financing coverage and care, most consumers did not have the power to choose among real options, and failed price-control systems in massive federal programs persisted despite a proven inability to control costs. In sum, American healthcare before Obamacare was very far from a genuine marketplace.

Obamacare is not the only problem. Our healthcare system was broken before as well, Obamacare has merely exacerbated the problems.