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Monday, July 11, 2016

In JAMA: President Obama on How the ACA Has Played Out So Far – news@JAMA



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President Barack Obama has published a review in JAMA of what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has and has not accomplished since its passage in 2010. Here are the highlights:
  • The ACA has been successful in sharply increasing insurance coverage. Since the ACA became law, the uninsured rate has declined from 16% in 2010 to 9.1% in 2015, a relative decrease of 43%.
  • States that decided to expand their Medicaid programs saw larger reductions in their uninsured rates from 2013 to 2015, especially in states that started with large uninsured populations.
  • Early evidence suggests that expanded coverage has led to modest improvements in some measures of access to treatment, financial security, and health.
  • Payer spending per health care enrollee has continued to decline in a continuation of pre-2010 trends, and health care quality has improved......

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