In 1976 President Gerald Ford said, "There is no reason that older Americans should have to go broke just to get well or stay well in the United States of America."
Ford was right, but he didn't go far enough. No American should have to go broke to get well.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a market-based step in that direction. The overwrought criticism of the marketplace website's birthing pains is ludicrous.