Episode 1: What’s in a Name? Everything
The full name of the law is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Shortening the name to ACA or ObamaCare overlooks the initial impetus of the law: to protect patients. Whose interests are protected by shortening the name?This episode lays the groundwork for the main topics of the series: how the healthcare industry is short-changing patients by limiting the amount of care people can receive with changes in where, how, by whom, and even if patients can access care.