Chart of the Day: Obamacare and the Uninsured

Here’s a nice chart from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities:

This looks great to me aside from the fact that we still have 10 percent of the country to go. But conservatives were dead set against Medicare and Medicaid in the 60s, and they’re dead set against Obamacare today. They just hate the idea of poor people getting medical coverage. I wonder why that bothers them so much?

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