The Affordable Care Act (Aca) in the Past Decade

Carole Mireille Mende B.D., Ruth Endam Mbah


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) refers to two separate pieces of legislation — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-152) — that, together expand Medicaid coverage to millions of low-income Americans and makes numerous improvements to both Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, there have been several attempts to repeal and replace it. This paper details the journey of the Obamacare and outlines the Repeal and Replace attempts on the Affordable Care Act.

Keywords: Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Health Care, Repeal, Replace, Insurance, Legislation

DOI: 10.7176/HRL/51-04

Publication date: February 29th 2020


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