The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), sometimes referred to as Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has been vital as far as health matters go in the United States of America. Regardless of reports that brand the legislation as unfair, it has to a great extent improved the healthcare sector in the country. It is also important to note that the act has faced numerous social, political or economic challenges (D’Elia, & Norpoth, 2014).

The ACA was signed into law by president Barack Obama on March, 23, 2010, and then supported by the Supreme Court on June, 28, 2012. This act has been one of the key changes in the U.S health sector brought about by the Obama administration. It has developed a system making it mandatory for all citizen’s to acquire health insurance coverage, in which they are to pay the monthly premiums. If U.S citizens fail to comply with these guidelines a penalty will be imposed as a result of being uninsured. This paper will primarily focus on the advantages of the ACA to the American citizens. It will include an introduction, literature review, research methodology, findings, conclusion and recommendations.

Thesis Completion




Thesis Chair/Advisor

Stephens, Daniel


Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


College of Undergraduate Studies

Degree Program

Interdisciplinary Studies


Orlando (Main) Campus



Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

5 years

Release Date

December 2021