No matter which side of the party line you are on, it is nationally understood that the United States is in desperate need of some kind of health care reform. Whether the Affordable Care Act is what this country truly needs right now remains to be seen, but there are so many people out there casting early judgements, judgements without the most accurate information.

To dispel a few of the common misperceptions associated with the Affordable Care Act, and discuss the Act’s role in providing preventative care for Americans, we bring in Caitlin Padula, Staff Attorney with The Shriver Center. She is also an author on their excellent blog, The Shriver Brief.