This Week the Affordable Care Act Turns 5!

There is lots to celebrate - the ACA is making a difference in the lives of individuals and that includes the almost 290,000 who got covered in OE2.  We are particularly fortunate because our state expanded Medicaid.  Here are some examples of how the ACA is working:

Racial and Ethnic Health Coverage Disparities Decline. Read more.

ACA-related Jobs Grow Faster in Medicaid Expansion States - Forbes Magazine and Center for American Progress.

Noam Levey in the LA Times writes that a new Diabetes study demonstrates that access to care can drive better outcomes for individuals.  And, Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association and Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Board member said, "This latest study is a strong health argument against those folks who want to repeal the Affordable Care Act."