The And Affordable Care Act

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The most radical reform made in the United States of America in the past 45 years has been the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010 ("Key Features of the Affordable Care Act"). The purpose of the ACA is to redesign companies within the insurance industry in the United States, mandate everyone in the country to have health insurance, expand public insurances while private insurances subsidize, introduce newer taxes, and transform the country’s largest health insurance, Medicare. As the country slowly integrates itself to this new health care act, people feel they must come to a decision of joining the ACA or finding another way to be covered by insurance. The predictions that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) had on ACA were staggering. CBO thought that ACA would increase healthcare insurance coverage by 32 million people (Congressional Budget Office). Although there are many debates on whether or not this act should pass throughout the country as many states wish to repeal this act, the decision was made to reform our healthcare in the United States. People remain spectacle on this new reform and the results that follow. In spite of the many debates, the government and citizens find that they all strive towards one common goal which is the coverage of health insurance With such a big reform in the government and barely any money to cover these changes, there must be a way to finance all of
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