But, look, nothing is free. The bottom line, though, is do we want to continue to live in a society where we’ve got the most inefficient health care system on Earth, leaving millions of people exposed to the possibilities that they could lose everything because they get sick - Barack Obama


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The Democratic campaign has crackled with energy around “Medicare for All,” with one candidate after another jumping into the argument about how best to bring health care to all Americans.

Lost in all the back-and-forth is that much of this revolution has already happened. Under the Affordable Care Act, several states have already achieved near-universal coverage, and without anywhere near the national disruption that a full system reboot would cause. As of 2018, six states and Washington, D.C. have achieved over 95 percent health care coverage for their residents.

This coverage triumph does not mean that the American health care system does not need reform. But it does…

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With little notice, the ACA has racked up a big win – near-universal coverage.

Covered California

You may have thought you couldn't afford health insurance, but Covered California will provide the tools for you to shop for health insurance that meets your health care needs and financial realities. The federal law called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides a number of ways for individuals and employers to help make coverage more affordable.


The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way for you to buy health insurance. In the Marketplace, there are 4 categories of health insurance plans based on how you and the plan can expect to share the costs of care.

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