The United States government is based on a balance of power between 3 branches, which are the Executive, Legislative and Judicial. These 3 branches are heavily immersed in the debate over a national health care system, without a specified model. This debate has raged on since the Presidency of Teddy Roosevelt and culminated with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. In a narrative format, discuss the political process involved in the initial passage of the Affordable Care Act. Define the legal hurdles impacting a nationalized health system. What process might be more effective in proposing and passing a nationalized health system for the US? Describe the underlying issues that resulted in a divided nation over the passage of a nationalized healthcare system.