Obama to speak on success of ACA on its 11th anniversary


In this image from video, former President Barack Obama speaks during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)


By: Alyssa Wilson

Former President Barack Obama will join an online event to reflect on and celebrate the success of the Affordable Care Act. 

Enacted in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has three primary goals.

It strives to make affordable health insurance available to more people, expand the Medicaid program to cover all adults with income below the poverty level and support medical care delivery methods designed to lower healthcare costs.

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Obama will join Protect Our Care and health care advocates at the event to discuss how millions were benefitted since the Affordable Care Act was passed 11 years ago. 

Former President Obama is expected to deliver the message that the act is strong with improvements included in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which expands coverage and lowers costs. 

You can watch the live event on Monday at 1:15 p.m. E.T. here