Roundup: A Year After Health Care Reform, How Have Real Americans Been Affected?
It's been a tumultuous year since the passage of President Obama's health care reform package, the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Watch a moving video fromProtect Your Care about a family whose daughter's life--marred by violent seizures--was aided dramatically by the passage of this bill.
Here are some other links worth noting on this anniversary:
- At the Washington Monthly, Steven Benen debunks the numbers about opposition to the ACA, pointing out that a substantial number of those who don't like the bill think it should have gone further.
- At Think Progress, Igor Volsky points outall the predictions for "armageddon" if this bill passed that have not come true.
- The Guttmacher Institute summarizes its findings "one year later" on how to "protect the gains and correct the flaws" of HCR.
- At parenting advocacy organization Momsrising.org, bloggers describe how HCR has helped them and their families.