The Affordable Care Act has touched every corner of the U.S. health care system. We track its wide-ranging impacts and evaluate what changes to the law will mean for insurance coverage and affordability, especially for people of color, people with low income, and those who are uninsured.
How the Affordable Care Act Has Narrowed Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Access to Health Care
The ACA has led to historic improvements in access to care for black and Hispanic adults in the U.S., with Medicaid a significant driver in reducing racial gaps in those states expanding coverage. But that progress has stalled — and in some cases even eroded — since 2016.