The closer we get to the launch date for full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the more it appears to contradict its own, essential premises.

First, there is the matter of cost. We learn from this AP report that:

Some Americans could see their insurance bills double next year as the health care overhaul law expands coverage to millions of people. The nation’s big health insurers say they expect premiums — or the cost for insurance coverage — to rise from 20 to 100 percent for millions of people due to changes that will occur when key provisions of the Affordable Care Act roll out in January 2014.

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