What should I know about health care policy?
Health care has been, and still is, a highly debated topic. In
the United States, coverage has historically been a private
matter with people purchasing health plans themselves, or
through employers. Publically, you need to know about Medicare
became a part of Social Security in 1965, offering senior
citizens health insurance.
is also a 1965 program that was created to help people with
low income cope with medical expenses.
Passed in 2010, the
Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act, also known as the
Affordable Care Act,
is commonly known as President Barack Obama’s
Obamacare. The act
looks to lower health care costs and make health insurance
more affordable. The law was upheld by the Supreme Court in
2012 in National
Federation of Independent Business v.
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