Affordable Care Act Is A Federal Statute Of United States

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that is most commonly called Affordable Care Act is a federal statute of United States that was signed to become a law on March 23, 2010 by President Barack Obama. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court gave the decision to confirmed Affordable Care Act (HHS, 2014). Again in June 2015 the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Affordable Care Act in a 6-3 decision (CNN, 2015). Some of the important features of Affordable Care Act include that no one can be denied health insurance based on pre-existing conditions such as health problems, pregnancy, etc also men and women would be charged the same amount for their health insurance (HHS, 2014). Other features include that if the health insurance plans covers children then people can add or keep their children on their insurance plan till the age of 26; these children can be included irrespective of them being married, living or not living with their parents, attending school, not financially dependent on their parents, and if they are eligible to enroll in their employer’s plan. After these children turn 26 they are eligible to enroll in a special enrollment period, which allows them to enroll for health insurance outside of the open enrollment period (HHS, 2014).
In terms of my opinion about the Affordable Care Act, I am in strong favor of Affordable Care Act. I believe Affordable Care Act is a great initiative in making healthcare and health insurance in reach for everyone in United
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