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The ACA Is Not Yet Exploding. Here’s What’s Working And What’s Not In Obamacare

NPR and Bloomberg challenge the president's claim that the Affordable Care Act is "exploding."

NPR Fact Check: Trump Says Obamacare Is 'Exploding.' That's Not Quite True
President Trump is doing his best to put a good face on defeat in his party's attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. His strategy is simple: declare that the law is failing. And he is selling that message in his own distinctly Trumpian way: concocting it out of simple, bold words and then hammering that message home, over and over: Obamacare, in his words, will "explode." (Kurtzleben and Kodjak, 3/27)

Bloomberg: Is Obamacare Exploding? Nope. But There Are Some Rough Spots 
For years, President Donald Trump has repeatedly said the Affordable Care Act is on the verge of collapse. As he puts it last week, the health care law is “exploding.” Is Obamacare really about to fall apart? The short answer is no -- there are areas of the country where the ACA’s markets are working well. In others, though, it’s struggling. Meanwhile, the Trump administration holds many of the levers that will determine whether the Affordable Care Act lives or dies. (Tracer, 3/28)

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