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Obamacare news: Medical experts say health care reform was necessary
MedCity News

At its basic level, federal health reform, popularly known as Obamacare, is an attempt to enlarge the pool of insured Americans to help more people be able to afford health care.

It marks the first major advance toward universal health care, which has been promoted by leaders dating back at least to President Harry Truman, who served from 1945 to 1953.