Despite their persistent and creative efforts, a core group of ultra-conservative House Republicans were unable to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Though, to their credit, they did manage to shut down the country’s national parks and passport offices.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a series of healthcare and insurance reforms originally intended to be the United States’ answer to the universal health care systems of Northern Europe.
Though the ACA has been signed into law and several portions of it have already gone into action, the only thing universal about it so far is that it is nearly universally misunderstood by the American people.
Because the ACA is going to change all of our lives, we at The Spectator decided that it was important that we do whatever we can to lay out some of the key points for you.
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