President Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” has drawn equal parts praise and speculation since its introduction, but the beginning stages of the bill’s implementation is proving to be triumphant one for the vast majority of Americans.
A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that healthcare coverage rates have increased significantly over the last decade, particularly following the activation of the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Obama back in 2010.
One of the main provisions of the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as “Obamacare”) was a massive health insurance expansion. According to the CDC report findings, the expansion played a major role in a 2.4 percentage decrease in Americans without healthcare coverage from 2014 to 2015. Although that number may appear to be a small one to the naked eye, it translates to a whopping 7.4 million more people having healthcare coverage in 2015 who didn’t have it before.
Overall, more than 90 percent of Americans had health insurance in 2015 — a first for the country and one of many ways that President Obama has left a legacy that changed our country for the better.