Like all two-year olds, the ACA is still growing, and some of its happiest days are still a year or two away. And also like many two-year olds, some observers can only see the growing pains, not the progress.
Rather than trying to repeal the healthcare law that that has bettered the lives of Americans, Republicans should join Democrats in finding ways to expand it so that no American is without access to affordable healthcare.
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, we have been reassured that the benefits that are "essential" would be comprehensive yet affordable. But what is an essential benefit and who gets to decide? Tough questions. No easy answers.