Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

Signed into law on March 22, 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, is aimed at providing health care for all Americans. It offers options to citizens who are unable to afford private health coverage or are ineligible for health insurance through their employer and disqualified from public benefits. The act is considered to be the most extensive health care package since Medicaid and Medicare passed in 1965. In addition, this highly controversial law requires all citizens to have coverage by January 1, 2014 or face financial penalty.  (Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn)

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Commentary: Why the Affordable Care Act Matters to African-Americans

Valerie Jarrett and Sylvia M. Burwell talk about why health care is so important.

Health Rewind: Only 23 Percent of Flu Shots Are Effective

The flu has killed 26 kids so far and more health news.

News: Weekly Address: The Year for Quality, Affordable Healthcare

Biden asked that we make resolutions to get healthier. (1/5/2015)

Health Rewind: Did Bats Cause the Ebola Epidemic?

Fast food harms academic performance and more health news.

Officials Cite Progress on Health Care Enrollment

Almost 2 million Americans have purchased new plans so far.
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