Why American Needs the Affordable Care Act and Why It Is Constitutional
On March 30, 2010, President Obama signed health care reform legislation: “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” Pub. L. No. 111-148, 124 Stat. 119 (2010), which was further amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub. L. No. 111-152, 124 Stat. 1029 (March 30, 2010) (the Affordable Care Act, the “ACA”). The ACA is a sweeping piece of legislation that, at its core, attempts to change the economically unsustainable way we provide, deliver, and insure healthcare in America. Currently healthcare costs represent one out of every six American dollars. The Congressional Budget Office predicts that by 2025, Healthcare spending will consume one fourth of the GDP and ten years later, it will consume one third of the GDP.