The Affordable Care Act

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“As of 2013, there were around 44 million Americans who went without health insurance (about 16% of the population).” The majority of these are working families and those who simply cannot afford health insurance. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), most commonly known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or simply, ObamaCare, was created to change that. The ACA was signed into law to restructure the health care industry by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The idea behind ObamaCare is to provide affordable health insurance to every American. This law contains over a thousand pages of insurance and health care reforms, all of which are designed to make it easier and more affordable for every American to get health coverage. “Before the Affordable Care Act, you could be denied coverage or treatment because you were sick in the past, be dropped mid- treatment for making a simple mistake on your application, or be charged more because you are a woman, and had little or no way to fight insurance company appeals.” “The goal of ObamaCare is to offer more Americans ...

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