ACA turns ten in troubled times
Ten years ago today, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. While the nation is now reeling from a terrible pandemic, imagine if 17 million more Americans didn’t have healthcare coverage, insurers could still drop people with pre-existing conditions, and charge women and cancer survivors more. While it was important, the ACA was never meant to be the perfect, final solution to all of America’s healthcare problems. Prices are still too high, quality of care still lags, and coverage and care even with coverage is still unaffordable for millions. But for today, we should be grateful for the progress we’ve made.