Affordable Care Act Enrollee Stories: The Law at Work

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<p>For the more than 20 million Americans who gained health care coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), now is a particularly unsettling time. If repeal of the law does not include a replacement plan, many might ultimately lose that coverage. Moreover, recent replacement proposals would likely cover fewer people and offer less-comprehensive benefits than the ACA.</p><p>In a new feature article, we highlight the stories of two people who enrolled in Medicaid after their states expanded eligibility. Elena, a graduate student diagnosed with the BRCA 1 mutation, and Darla, a retiree who spent nine days in a coma, both say they owe their lives to the ACA.</p> Read the feature