The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, gave millions of people health care access, which is vital during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, a 2012 ruling by the Supreme Court deemed Medicaid expansion “unduly coercive” and made it optionable to states.
This ruling created a snag in the program, plus about 4.8 million Americans uninsured after 13 states rejected Medicaid expansion. Those who lost their jobs during the pandemic also lost health insurance through employer-sponsored plans. For many of these people, they do not make enough to afford other insurance types. Click here to learn more.