The Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Need To Fix Flaws In ACA

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. 

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