Learn how the partisan vote on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—a historic piece of health-care reform legislation proposed by the Obama administration—would lead to unforeseen consequences in these video excerpts from FRONTLINE: Divided States of America. With Republicans unified in opposition to the president, Obama failed to secure bipartisan support for health-care reform. Consequently, the ACA was passed without a single House or Senate Republican voting for it. In part because of the way it was passed, the ACA (or “Obamacare”) would help fuel the rise of the Tea Party movement and become a symbol of the country’s growing divide.
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