I think if more people paid closer attention, “Obamacare” would be high praise as a descriptive, not the Republicans’ favorite dirty word.

Consider a White House rundown for Arkansas on the benefits — tangible — already of the groundbreaking health care legislation.

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About 439,000 Arkansans got a free preventive health service in 2011 through a private insurance plan. Another 380,000 got increased services under Medicare. Preventive care saves money, by the way.

The Affordable Care Act required many plans to cover colonoscopies, pap smears, mammograms, well-child doctor visits and flu shots, to name a few.


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