After a year-long struggle, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and then amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The intended purpose of the law was to insure the uninsured, decrease Medicare spending, expand Medicaid and allow for the inclusion of preexisting conditions. Other mandates were created for small business employers as well. This past week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report outlining the law’s successes. Polls and various studies show conflicting results.
For more details about the health reform law’s performance, go to: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/09/20110923a.html.
I want to know: how has this law affected you?