Noam N. Leavey writes in that the mostly Red State politicians who denounce the Affordable Care Act for allegedly not working did all they could to ensure that the ACA would not work in their states.

“{T}hese same critics …took steps over the last several years to undermine the 2010 law and fuel the current turmoil in their insurance markets,” he writes.

“Among other things, they blocked expansion of Medicaid coverage for the poor, erected barriers to enrollment and refused to move health plans into the Obamacare marketplaces, a key step to bringing in healthier consumers.

“Those decisions left the marketplaces in many Red States with poorer, sicker customers than they otherwise might have had.

“Now, consumers are paying the price, as insurers seek major rate hikes or stop selling plans altogether.”

To read Mr. Leavey’s essay, please hit this link.