The ACA has strengthened the healthcare system. Since its implementation, there has been a dramatic drop in the number of Americans without health insurance as well as the frequency of medical bankruptcy. The ACA also set a higher standard for healthcare by mandating that insurance providers include essential health benefits including prescription drugs, mental health services, and preventive care.
But there are issues with the ACA. The cost of healthcare continues to be a major problem for many Americans, which the ACA has not yet addressed. Because certain states and political personalities oppose the ACA, there have also been ongoing legal challenges.
Despite its challenges, the ACA has been a step in the right direction toward improving healthcare access and affordability for all Americans. As we strive to improve our healthcare system, it is critical to remember the strides made thus far and the millions of people who have benefited from the ACA.