ACA plays an integral role in widening or closing the coverage gap. Firstly, it expands Medicaid to individuals within the community. For example, ACA has proposed the increase of Medicaid eligibility from 40% to 133% of the federal poverty level. Secondly, the number of people covered by the program has tremendously increased. With a wider limit, many people become eligible for coverage.
ACA ensures that healthcare providers make appropriate decisions concerning the people who are supposed to get healthcare services. In addition, ACA assists in lowering racial disparity in access to healthcare services.
ACA envisions a seamless system of health coverage where everyone should be insured. Firstly, the activities help in expanding the limit of coverage from the traditional 41% and below the federal poverty line to 138%. This ensures that many families become eligible for medical coverage.
Secondly, ACA increases the amount of federal funding for healthcare insurance. It increases the amount set aside to fund medical operations in the states. Thirdly, helps to subsidize private coverage for people who are not eligible for Medicaid coverage.