09 Jan '17, 11pm

Two Years Later: Did Obamacare Really Expand Healthcare Access?

Two Years Later: Did Obamacare Really Expand Healthcare Access?

We are two years into the greatest national healthcare experiment in American history. The catalyst is a piece of legislation on which nearly everyone has an opinion: the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , popularly known — either affectionately or disdainfully — as Obamacare. Meant to expand access to health insurance nationwide, particularly for low-income Americans, proponents say it is succeeding. Though it is still too soon to declare the bill a success, data shows noticeable improvements in both healthcare access and perceived quality. This is most clearly reflected in one of the key initiatives of the ACA, its expansion of Medicaid, an existing health insurance program meant to cover low-income Americans. But the bill, and a recent Supreme Court Decision , left the choice whether to expand Medicaid up to the states. While dozens of states took advantage of free federal mon...

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