10 things that explain the Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act is one of the most polarizing and least understood laws in the nation. This health care initiative was the main source of contention between Republicans and Democrats when it came to passing this year’s fiscal budget and that ultimately led to the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history. We may understand some of it — namely that all Americans will have to get health insurance in some way, we think — but many of us don’t really know much else about the law.
Here are 10 simple things that explain the Affordable Care Act and what it means for Americans.