The Assurance of Insurance: America’s Hurdling to Healthcare

Tea Party rally to stop the 2010 health care reform bill in St. Paul, Minnesota. Photo by: Fibonacci Blue, Wikimedia commonsSometimes referred to with pejorative moniker ‘Obamacare’, President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the American Care Act has now been implemented to the point where it is seen to be a fact of American life henceforth. This was not a certainty, however. Obamacare has several times escaped catastrophe in many heated political battles in Washington D.C – surviving a mid-term election, parliamentary loss of life, legislative trickery, the unexpected switch of a single Supreme Court Justice, and culminating with the re-election of the President himself.

by Niklas Hjelm Smith