Author: A. W. Gaffney

A.W. Gaffney is a physician and writer whose work has appeared in SalonDissent, Jacobin, and In These Times. He blogs at

Beyond Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act commentariat—including those confidently awaiting the day when all its promises are vindicated, those rooting for its ignominious demise, and those of us in a separate camp—have been kept occupied in recent months. Between autumn’s website drama and winter’s enrollment saga, the news cycle has been full of stories of IT dysfunctions tackled, right-wing challenges thwarted, enrollment goals met, electoral prospects threatened, and individuals newly insured (or variously dissatisfied).