On the 6th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, take a look back at the photos and videos that capture what this landmark legislation has meant for America.
That’s how many people now have the health coverage they need thanks to the President’s health care law. In fact, for the first time ever, more than 90% of Americans have health coverage, with the U.S. uninsured rate averaging 9.1% for the first three quarters of 2015.*
In that same time, our businesses have added 14.3 million jobs — the longest streak of private-sector job growth in history.
6 years. 20 million people. 14.3 million jobs.
That’s what the Affordable Care Act has meant for America. Take a look back at the photos and videos that capture the history of this landmark legislation — from its passage to the people its helped today.
* This sentence was updated on April 5, 2016 to reflect the most recent uninsured data. It previously read, ‘In fact, for the first time ever, more than 90% of Americans have health coverage, putting the U.S. rate of uninsured Americans at 8.8%.’
Because of the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s health insurance plan up to the age of 26. This and other parts of the law are making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans like Erick Moberg.
“You really did save my life.” — Brent, a Republican from Milwaukee, to President Obama about the Affordable Care Act.
Kelly Jo is Special Assistant to the White House Chief Digital Officer.