Affordable Care Act

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Affordable Care Act

Protecting the health of the nation and the world requires investments in a strong public health system. Access to care is part of this investment. The Affordable Care Act is one instrument bringing measurable improvements to the health of the American public, including expanding health insurance to over 20 million previously uninsured citizens.

In addition, our public health system must track disease trends, detect patterns of disease, react in times of public health crisis, and anticipate and respond to emerging threats. The ATS advocates in Washington D.C. to secure appropriate funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and other institutions that protect public health.

Last Reviewed: January 2017