"There are two Affordable Care Acts. There's the legislation passed by Congress in 2009, and then there's the mythical Affordable Care Act – the perfidious 'government takeover' decried and demagogued by so many conservatives (and quite a few liberals). The former is quite popular, the latter gets decidedly mixed reviews."
Health Care Reform Isn’t Entitlement Reform
"In February 2009, as the Obama administration was beginning to make its pitch for a major health care overhaul, then-White House budget director Peter Orszag made his closing pitch for the law at a summit in Washington: 'To my fellow budget hawks in this room and in the rest of the country, let me be very clear: health care reform is entitlement reform,' he said. 'The path of fiscal responsibility must run directly through health care.' A little more than a year later, the law that would become known as ObamaCare passed."
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