President Barack Obama’s health-care reform will go down as one the biggest achievements of his eight-year tenure. But six years after it was adopted, it still remains one of the most contested.
Approved early in his term as president, Mr. Obama’s scheme made buying private health insurance mandatory for all Americans. It radically cut the numbers of uninsured adults to 11 percent this year, from close to 16 percent when it first came into effect at the start of 2014.
But there is another side. The Obamacare reforms, which also introduced online health insurance marketplaces, have proven to be complicated, patchy, and increasingly expensive.
Under a Donald Trump presidency, Obamacare would likely be abolished altogether.