On the five-year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, author and blogger John Green asks: is it working?
The answer is yes – and no. In the clip below, Green discusses the ACA’s successes, including a sharply declining uninsured rate, early indicators of better health outcomes, an end to discrimination against people with preexisting conditions, and reduced job lock. He also discusses how there’s still work to be done on some fundamental issues in the health care system that contribute to America’s very high health care costs. As Green notes, “…the ACA didn’t replace the existing [health care] system so much as it grew on top of it.”
Watch the clip to see more.
Click through to the video page and choose “see more” in the video description box to see Green’s sources.