The Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as Obamacare, has fundamentally altered American healthcare. Millions of Americans have benefited from the major improvements that have been brought about. The following are some significant ways that the ACA has changed the game:
Increasing access to healthcare: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established marketplaces where individuals and small businesses could buy the insurance and expanded Medicaid coverage to more low-income adults, improving access to healthcare for millions of Americans.
Pre-existing condition protection: The ACA made it illegal for insurance companies to refuse coverage to or charge pre-existing condition patients additional premiums, which was a big step towards the right to health care protection.
Prescription medications, mental health services, and preventative care are among the essential health benefits that insurance companies are required to cover under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has contributed to an improvement in the standard of health coverage for millions of Americans.
ACA has contributed to a decline in the number of Americans without insurance. The Commonwealth Fund found that from 20% in 2010 to 12% in 2017, the percentage of non-elderly persons without insurance decreased.
Cost-cutting initiatives included in the ACA are projected to help many Americans get healthcare more affordable in the long run by slowing the growth of healthcare costs and improving the efficiency of the healthcare system.
All things considered, the ACA has made significant progress in addressing some of the most important problems with the US healthcare system and has improved access to cost-effective, high-quality health coverage for millions of Americans