There’s no way around it: the mid-term election results were not great news for supporters of health care
reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But, nor were the elections a mandate to repeal reform.
Last night was about the economy, disenchanted voters staying home, and many other factors that will be
analyzed to death in years to come. But it was not a referendum on the Affordable Care Act.
Policy analyst Peter VanVranken wrote today: