Healthcare reform “working the way it’s supposed to,” says Obama

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 11 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3800
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

In a speech in California on 5 June, President Barack Obama said that the Affordable Care Act, his signature 2010 healthcare law, was already benefiting those Americans who had insurance and would soon make it possible for millions more “to buy quality, affordable care just like everybody else.”

For Americans with insurance the law provided a range of new consumer protections, including access to free preventive care and the opportunity to keep children on health insurance plans up to the age of 26, a provision that had extended coverage to over six million …

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