Five Things You Didn't Know About the Affordable Care Act - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

On October 1 2013, the U.S. government shut down after Republicans and Democrats could not come to agreement on the federal budget. At the heart of the dispute was the Affordable Care Act, which Republicans in the House of Representatives have been trying to defund. The Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) was passed to ensure that all Americans have access to adequate health care, but the controversial act has been clouded by rhetoric and misinformation since then. Here are some basic facts.



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