ObamaCare: The plan is to transition to "single-payer" socialized medicine / William F. Jasper -- The Affordable Care Act is not socialized medicine / Victor Pena -- The Affordable Care Act falls short of health care as a human right / Anja Rudiger -- Millions of poor are left uncovered by health law / Sabrina Tavernise and Robert Gebeloff -- Obamacare: What if not enough young, healthy people enroll? / Linda Feldmann -- The Affordable Care Act will benefit rich and poor alike / Froma Harrop -- The Affordable Care Act will help contain health-care costs / Stephen Zuckerman and John Holahan -- Insurance racket / Andrew Stiles -- The Affordable Care Act will hurt the US economy / Sara Marie Brenner -- The Affordable Care Act should be repealed / The Heritage Foundation -- Most Americans oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act / Ronald Brownstein -- Calling the Affordable Care Act "Obamacare" undermines reform / Mugambi Jouet -- Misallocation of Obamacare showcases modern race bias / The Gazette -- Botched ACA rollout could taint President Obama's legacy / Cleveland Plain Dealer -- Despite a botched rollout, the health-care law is worth it / Alan S. Blinder.
What is the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?
The “Affordable Care Act” (ACA), also known as "Obamacare" is the name for the comprehensive health care reform law and its amendments. The law addresses health insurance coverage, health care costs, and preventive care. The law was enacted in two parts: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010 and was amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on March 30, 2010.