The Affordable Care Act ( Aca )

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare, is a United States law that was signed by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. This Act was set to reform both healthcare and health insurance industries in the United States. It aims to lower cost on coverage, add new benefits, and a few new taxes. Increasing the quality, availability, and affordability of private and public health insurance are very important roles of the ACA. While trying to help over 44 million uninsured Americans, it is changing taxes, mandates, subsidies, and adding new regulations. The law is trying to slow the growth of healthcare spending and cost, which has been rising at an unsustainable rate. The Affordable Care Act has added many new laws and regulation, but how much has it helped and how will it be changed after the presidential election? The Affordable Care Act does many different things as we have started to state above. All of these are important factors to achieve the goal of affordable and quality healthcare for all. The ACA offers Americans a number of new benefits, rights and protection in regards to their healthcare. It is trying to improve Medicare, which is primarily for the elderly, and how they treat these seniors with long-term disabilities. It is trying to expand Medicaid, which is primarily for low-income or needy people, to all adults needing it in many states. The ACA set up a Health Insurance Marketplace where during…

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