Nicole Leonard, WNPR, October 7
While the ACA has done much to revolutionize parts of the health care system in the U.S., the health law isn’t perfect and the system remains fragmented with more needing to be done to realize its full potential. After it was signed into law, the ACA expanded health insurance coverage to millions of people in the United States, especially low- and middle-income residents. It also helped young adults keep their parent’s insurance up to age 26, it required insurers to cover pre-existing conditions, eliminated lifetime limits, expanded coverage for preventative services and more. With all that the ACA has done to provide coverage, some issues remain like few carriers in rural and other areas as well as rising deductibles and premiums that are making it hard for patients to afford or use their health insurance.