As of 2014, an in-depth explanation of the Affordable Care Act (also referred to as Obamacare) can be located at Obamacare4Dummies.com, or via the official Healthcare.gov website. The ACA is a national health care program focused on providing health care to Americans who are unable to find insurance through more traditional means. Signed into law in March 2010, it offers Americans federally regulated insurance.
As the number of uninsured Americans was on the rise, the Affordable Care Act was introduced to bring forth reforms to cut health care costs while offering those previously uninsured a means of receiving health care. Medicare and Medicaid have both expanded in many states to include Americans who were previously denied coverage or could not afford it. Additionally, pre-existing illnesses will no longer keep Americans from being able to receive health insurance.