ExhibitionReform and Reaction
- Affordable Care Act supporters, 2012
In front of the Supreme Court, demonstrators await a decision on the Affordable Care Act, June 28, 2012
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Supporters and detractors both rallied in front of the Supreme Court during 2012 hearings on the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality.
- Single-payer health system supporters, 2009
Supporters of a single-payer health system protested at the offices of Aetna, a private health insurance company, New York, 2009
Courtesy Thomas Altfather Good
Before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, some groups insisted that private health insurance companies should not be included in the bill due to the industry’s past practices of exclusion and denial of coverage, but they were not successful.
- Health care town hall meeting, 2009
A man from the audience calls out during a health care town hall, Naples, FL, September 9, 2009
Courtesy Naples Daily News
During the debates leading up to the passage of the Affordable Care Act, town hall meetings on the bill became forums for citizens to express their opinions on the reform.
- Rally in opposition to the Affordable Care Act, 2010
Rally in opposition to the Affordable Care Act in Washington, D.C., March 16, 2010
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The role of government in providing access to affordable health care remains a contested issue to those who oppose the 2010 Affordable Care Act.