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U.S. Health-care Reform: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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This short article provides an overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was approved by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in March 2010, with an emphasis on provisions related to the expansion of health insurance. It highlights key provisions concerning coverage expansion, insurance market reforms, and the projected costs and financing of the legislation. Copyright (c) The Journal of Risk and Insurance, 2010.

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  • Scott E. Harrington, 2010. "U.S. Health-care Reform: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 77(3), pages 703-708.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jrinsu:v:77:y:2010:i:3:p:703-708
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    1. Scott E. Harrington, 2010. "The Health Insurance Reform Debate," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 77(1), pages 5-38.
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    1. Charles J. Courtemanche & Daniela Zapata, 2014. "Does Universal Coverage Improve Health? The Massachusetts Experience," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 33(1), pages 36-69, January.
    2. Filipova-Neumann, Lilia & Hoy, Michael, 2014. "Managing genetic tests, surveillance, and preventive medicine under a public health insurance system," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(C), pages 31-41.
    3. Ines Läufer, 2013. "Private Krankenversicherung in den USA - Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Staat und Markt," Otto-Wolff-Institut Discussion Paper Series 07/2013, Otto-Wolff-Institut für Wirtschaftsordnung, Köln, Deutschland.

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