The Ten Years' War: Politics, Partisanship, And The ACA.

  title={The Ten Years' War: Politics, Partisanship, And The ACA.},
  author={Jonathan Oberlander},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={39 3},
  • J. Oberlander
  • Published 1 March 2020
  • Political Science
  • Health affairs
After decades of failed efforts to overhaul American health care, the Affordable Care Act's 2010 enactment was the most important health reform achievement since Medicare and Medicaid's passage. But ten years later, ACA politics are more tenuous than triumphal, and the ACA has not escaped the controversy that surrounded its enactment. This article explores why the ACA has been so divisive despite its considerable accomplishments. The ACA contains an array of controversial policies that… 

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