Millions of Americans stand to benefit from the Affordable Care Act. The 2010 law upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012 will allow the uninsured to purchase health insurance for the first time. But for many, the process remains a mystery.
In interviews in Belmont, N.C., with MSNBC, residents there said the law was either the worst thing to happen to the country or something that needed to be done to help people. But the one thing all respondents had in common was their confusion over what the ACA does or how it will work. Here are some of their thoughts and concerns as the law widely known as “Obamacare” goes live.