"There are two Affordable Care Acts. There's the legislation passed by Congress in 2009, and then there's the mythical Affordable Care Act – the perfidious 'government takeover' decried and demagogued by so many conservatives (and quite a few liberals). The former is quite popular, the latter gets decidedly mixed reviews."
A brief history of government and health care
"Life-saving medical procedures and drugs allow Americans to live longer and healthier than ever before. But for a growing number of uninsured Americans, paying for that care hasn’t kept pace.
It’s been nearly a century since President Teddy Roosevelt tried to re-capture the office on a progressive platform that included the then-radical notion of universal health care. The debate over how to pay for medical care persists today – follow the timeline to learn how the government has become involved with American medical care over the decades."
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