Obama Official: Affordable Care Act Closes Racial Disparities
One year ago, President Obama signed into law sweeping new health care legislation. Over the course of four years, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aims to make insurance companies more accountable, offer more health care choices and reduce costs for patients. The law remains a subject of spirited political debate, with many Republican lawmakers vowing to repeal the legislation. Tell Me More explores the impact, so far, of the Affordable Care Act on the lives of ordinary Americans, and particularly minority communities. Guest host Farai Chideya talks with Dr. Garth Graham, Assistant Secretary for Minority Health at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.