Following years of legal challenges and political battles, a federal appeals court in New Orleans may now hold the fate of the Affordable Care Act in its hands.
A trio of judges there is deliberating whether to uphold a ruling out of Texas late last year that the health care law is unconstitutional. The decision could have far-reaching consequences.
Enacted in 2010, the law has expanded health insurance for millions.
But as FRONTLINE’s 2017 documentary “Divided States of America” explored, the passage of “Obamacare” also contributed to years of political polarization, the surge of the Tea Party movement, and a wave of anti-establishment sentiment that helped fuel Donald Trump to the White House in 2016.
Watch “Divided States of America” and read the story at FRONTLINE.
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