This ACA highway sign photo is appropriate, as some independent truckers buy insurance through the ACA. Why should we care? Read on. (Photo: Getty)

Until recently, I’d never really thought much about the Affordable Care Act’s ripple effects.

Sure, it has obviously helped me: When my son graduated from college in the midst of the Great Recession and there were no jobs available that offered health insurance for him, he was still covered under my workplace insurance through the ACA.

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