53 U. Louisville L. Rev. 627 (2015)
The Affordable Care Act: Creating Headaches Instead of Healing Them
As of January 1, 2014, health care in the United States underwent drastic change. As the clock hit midnight and America celebrated the New Year, it also said goodbye to the former, privatized health care system and braced itself as a wave of reform swept over the nation. Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, state and federal officials have worked for over three years to attempt to prepare the country for the radical changes in the realm of health care. Thus far, the transition has been anything but flawless, and the Act has been opposed at every step. States, individuals, business, and organizations have challenged portions of the ACA as well as the Act in its entirety. Some of the challenges have been successful, while others have not. With such radical change, it is likely that the ACA will continue to face opposition in the future. Issues with the website and implementation as well as strong opposition to the Act’s mandates exacerbate the problems that the ACA faces. If the issues are not corrected, the nation could face even bigger problems in the future.